Report: Newtons admit pay for play in phone talks

By: AP
By: AP

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - ESPN is reporting on its website that Auburn
quarterback Cam Newton and his father each had a phone conversation
with a Mississippi State recruiter that acknowledged a pay-for-play
arrangement for the prized recruit.

One of the recruiters said Cecil Newton told him before Cam
Newton committed to Auburn that it would take "more than a
scholarship" for his son to attend Mississippi State. An
unidentified source told ESPN that another recruiter received a
phone call from an emotional Cam Newton after he committed to the
Tigers, when he said his father selected Auburn for him because
"the money was too much."

The NCAA is reviewing the recruitment of Newton, a front-runner
for the Heisman Trophy.

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