Heisman candidate Cam Newton was allowed to play in the Southeastern Conference title game on Dec. 4, and is eligible for any Bowl Championship Series game in late December or early January, the NCAA announced on Nov. 30.
The NCAA cleared the Auburn University quarterback of receiving improper benefits, according to the Associated Press, despite finding that Newton’s father, Cecil, illegally negotiated a “pay-for-play” deal with another school before his son decided to go to Auburn.
Cam Newton and Auburn are clear because the NCAA cannot prove that either was aware of Cecil’s actions.
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