Report: Payment sought in Newton recruitment

By: AP
By: AP

(AP) ESPN.com is reporting that a man saying he represented Auburn
quarterback and Heisman hopeful Cameron Newton during his
recruitment out of junior college last year asked for payment to
secure the quarterback's commitment to Mississippi State.

The website is citing unidentified people saying former MSU
player Kenny Rogers was the one soliciting payment. ESPN.com
reports the school refused to get involved with Rogers, whose has
separately come under scrutiny from the NFL Players Association and
the NCAA.

Newton's father, Cecil Newton, tells The Associated Press that
the family denies any allegations and is "cooperating with the
investigation."

MSU compliance director Bracky Brett refused to comment in a
text message to the AP.

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


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