Ex-MSU player to meet with Sec. of State officials

By: AP
By: AP

(AP) Former Mississippi State player Kenny Rogers is scheduled to
meet with officials from the Mississippi Secretary of State's
office Dec. 9 to discuss the recruitment of Auburn quarterback Cam
Newton.

Rogers, who has worked with a sports agent, has said Newton's
father, Cecil, asked two Mississippi State coaches for up to
$180,000 to secure his son's commitment to the Bulldogs. Rogers
says the coaches declined the request, and MSU has said all of its
employees acted properly.

Cecil Newton has denied any wrongdoing.

Rogers has also been interviewed by the NCAA, according to his
attorney Doug Zeit.

Cam Newton remains eligible at Auburn. The Heisman candidate and
second-ranked Tigers will play No. 18 South Carolina in the SEC
championship game on Saturday.

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


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