QB Newton hires Favre’s agent

Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton has hired representation as he

prepares for the NFL draft.

The former Auburn quarterback, who is skipping his senior

season, signed with co-representatives, agent Bus Cook and

Washington, D.C.-based Perennial Sports and Entertainment.

Perennial CEO Lamell McMorris confirmed the hiring Friday

through a spokeswoman.

Cook’s clients include currently retired quarterback Brett


Newton led the Tigers to a national championship, collecting the

Heisman, Maxwell, Davey O’Brien and Manning awards. He also was a

source of controversy since November after revelations surfaced

that Newton’s father, Cecil, shopped his services during

Mississippi State’s recruitment.