Auburn AD: Academic allegations 'unfortunate, sad'

By: AP
By: AP

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs says the
allegations against Tigers quarterback Cam Newton are "unfortunate
and sad" and reiterated that Newton is eligible both academically
and athletically.

Jacobs said Monday the "rumors" seem designed toward "tearing
down the reputation" of Newton, who Jacobs says has done
"everything we've asked him to do." Jacobs says discussing the
academic records of a student violates federal privacy law and
declined to disclose Newton's academic history.

Foxsports.com reported Monday that Newton had faced possible
expulsion from Florida for academic cheating before transferring to
Blinn, a junior college in Texas. The report also says that Newton
was caught cheating three times and was to appear for a hearing in
front of Florida's Student Committee during the spring semester of
2009.

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