NCAA investigating Auburn QB Newton's recruitment

STARKVILLE, Miss. (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.


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