ACC commissioner surprised by Newton ruling

By: AP
By: AP

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - ACC Commissioner John Swofford calls the
NCAA's decision to keep Auburn quarterback Cam Newton eligible
"surprising" and claims it puts college athletics on a "slippery

Swofford said Friday he'll express his concerns with NCAA
officials and hopes the governing body takes a hard look at the

The NCAA ruled Wednesday that Newton was unaware his father had
concocted a pay-for-play scheme during his recruiting and allowed
Newton to play for No. 2 Auburn against South Carolina on Saturday
in the Southeastern Conference championship game.

Swofford is concerned about the precedent that could set in
future eligibility cases and expects the NCAA to take up the issue

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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