By: AP
By: AP

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - The Tuscaloosa News reports that a
full-time staffer at the University of Alabama approved the songs
that targeted Auburn quarterback during Iron Bowl warm-ups, and
that he was not fired like a part-time staffer who played the

The News report Wednesday said Justin Brant, director of Crimson
Tide productions, participated in selecting the songs, "Take the
Money and Run" and "Son of a Preacher Man." Newton's father, a
pastor, allegedly sought money during his son's recruitment by
Mississippi State.

The newspaper cited two unnamed sources involved in UA's
investigation of the songs incident, which led to the firing of the
part-time staffer.

The paper said Brant declined comment.

UA spokeswoman Debbie Lane said earlier the songs undermined UA values.

She did not immediately respond to an e-mail for comment

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