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With Favre’s help, Cook lands Cam Newton

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For now, thrice-retired quarterback Brett Favre has resolved the “What should I do?” question by deciding to help his long-time agent land the 2010 Heisman winner.

And it worked.

Per multiple reports (CBSSports.com seems to be getting the bulk of the credit), former Auburn quarterback Cam Newton has hired Bus Cook.

We reported earlier in the week that Favre attended at least one meeting between Cook, Newton, and some of the player’s family members.  It’s not out of the ordinary for current and former clients of an agent to help with the recruitment of new clients; it’s very unusual for a current or former client to get directly involved by attending recruiting meetings.

Newton also will be represented by Perennial Sports & Entertainment, an agency that represents Newton’s brother, Cecil Jr., a free-agent offensive lineman.

Cook, to date, has not responded to an e-mail seeking confirmation regarding Favre’s involvement in recruiting Newton, whether Favre will be paid for doing so, and whether Favre will be doing other work for Cook moving forward.

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20 Responses to “With Favre’s help, Cook lands Cam Newton”
  1. krow101 says: Jan 22, 2011 9:36 AM

    A fitting end for Favre. Troller for an agent. In the sports world that about as bimbo as it gets.

  2. ampats says: Jan 22, 2011 9:39 AM

    Favre’s cell phone pic message closed the deal

  3. writtenbyross says: Jan 22, 2011 9:46 AM

    In a related story, with Farvre’s help he also purchased a supply of non-contract cell phones and a copy of How to Unretire for the Ego-Driven Challenged

  4. Wisconsin77 says: Jan 22, 2011 9:47 AM

    Him and Bus have been together since the beginning. He went to bat for Bus and delivered. I don’t see what the big deal is, unless if it is just to get Favre in the headlines again for hit counts.

  5. geononn says: Jan 22, 2011 9:51 AM

    FIRST!

    Do you think Favre and Cam corresponded via text pics?

  6. srackis says: Jan 22, 2011 9:52 AM

    Now that Bus has a new “cash cow”, he will finally let Brett retire to his tractor!

  7. impeachgoodell says: Jan 22, 2011 9:58 AM

    I hope thats all the help Favvvre gives him

  8. oldbyrd says: Jan 22, 2011 10:35 AM

    Gee I heard Cam retired????

  9. jimr10 says: Jan 22, 2011 10:56 AM

    anyone besides me think that favre is not going to stay retired?

  10. Matt-NC says: Jan 22, 2011 11:37 AM

    jimr10 says: Jan 22, 2011 10:56 AM

    anyone besides me think that favre is not going to stay retired?

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    If he’s willing to be a backup, he could have another season in him. But why would he unless he was interested in some sort of coaching or leadership roll on a team. I don’t see faver as the coaching or mentoring type.

  11. iwishiwasindc says: Jan 22, 2011 12:06 PM

    Anyone care to comment on why Newton refused to take off the Gatorade towel AFTER the game? It was lovingly draped like a cape and covered his AUBURN jersey. Fairley had one also. Anyone?

  12. scoob766 says: Jan 22, 2011 12:14 PM

    Hopefully he doesn’t take any tips from Favre, seems like he has things going for him. No need to throw the game losing INT.

  13. jc1958coo says: Jan 22, 2011 12:43 PM

    newton must know some therapist that favre wants to go out with! maybe school girls too like mark chamura!!

  14. joerevs300 says: Jan 22, 2011 1:02 PM

    Cam Newton=Akili Smith

    This has B-U-S-T written all over it.

    Let’s see…which QB’s will have won the SB since 2003?

    Brady (3)
    Roethelisberger (2)
    Brees
    P.Manning
    Eli Manning

    Outside of Big Ben’s ability to break free and scramble, no one is going to remember that group as being fleet footed.

    Go back to 1999…

    - Kurt Warner
    - Trent Dilfer
    - Brad Johnson

    I mean, come on! When are teams going to figure this out?

    McNabb, Vick, Young, Freeman…none of these guys will ever win a Super Bowl. In fact, the ONLY “rushing” QB I can think of that won (in the sense that Vick was talked about) is Doug Williams.

    In the 1980′s.

    So go ahead, draft Cam Newton, pay that family even more money, and watch him sink your franchise and coaching staff.

    Sounds like a great fit for the Washington Redskins.

  15. goawayeverybody says: Jan 22, 2011 1:19 PM

    lol @ the comparison of Cam Newton to Akili Smith.

    Not. A. Chance.

  16. fin72 says: Jan 22, 2011 3:10 PM

    It’s funny that a young brother would follow the advice of 2 rednecks.

  17. notredamegirl says: Jan 22, 2011 3:33 PM

    A lot of childish comments on here! Grow up and act like adults; stop being so hateful!

  18. lov3likerockets says: Jan 22, 2011 3:38 PM

    THRICE!

  19. iwishiwasindc says: Jan 22, 2011 4:59 PM

    We love us some Doug Williams in ‘Skinslandia! SB title, gracias. Was that a whiff of racisim in the air above?

  20. somisseagle says: Jan 22, 2011 8:59 PM

    Bus is also the agent for DeAndre Brown of Southern Miss. Brett may as well get a portion of the commission too.

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