AUBURN, Ala. — A person familiar with the situation says Auburn has had “no contact whatsoever” with a man who allegedly tried to secure payment from Mississippi State during the recruitment of Tigers quarterback and Heisman hopeful Cam Newton.
The NCAA is reviewing the recruitment of Newton, but Auburn has not received a letter of inquiry from the sport’s governing body, the person told The Associated Press on Friday on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to comment publicly.
The person says Newton’s eligibility “has at no point been in jeopardy.” Newton will play Saturday vs. Chattanooga.
Former Mississippi State player John Bond has said his ex-teammate Kenny Rogers was soliciting payment during Newton’s recruitment.
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