"Cam Newton has done pretty well for himself despite not having a college degree from Auburn.
He signed a contract worth a little more than $22 million over four years with the Carolina Panthers. He makes a ton of money in his endorsement deals, which include Under Armour and Gatorade. He had a great rookie season, came on very strong in the final two months of his second season in 2012, and will break the bank on his second contract.
In short, he doesn't need a degree. Which makes his return to school an interesting story.
Newton, the 2010 Heisman Trophy winner who has a statue outside Auburn's stadium, is back on the Auburn campus this semester taking classes."