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Auburn Cleared of Wrongdoing in Newton Case

After nearly a year of endless speculation and bogus reporting, Auburn has been cleared by the NCAA of any wrongdoing in the Cam Newton case. The school was also cleared in the case of four former players who made pay-for-play accusations earlier this year on HBO's Real Sports. The NCAA released a statement a short while ago that said in part...

After conducting more than 80 interviews, the NCAA has concluded its investigation into Auburn University. The NCAA enforcement staff is committed to a fair and thorough investigative process.  As such, any allegations of major rules violations must meet a burden of proof, which is a higher standard than rampant public speculation online and in the media.  

The allegations must be based on credible and persuasive information and includes a good-faith belief that the Committee on Infractions could make a finding.  As with any case, should the enforcement staff become aware of additional credible information, it will review the information to determine whether further investigation is warranted.