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Days after Cam Newton led Auburn to 24-point comeback over Alabama, he’s getting another unexpected victory. The Heisman Trophy candidate is eligible to play in this weekend’s SEC title game despite the sins of his father, which in this case include Cecil Newton trying to get Mississippi State to pay out for his son’s commitment. The Cam Newton investigation had been going on for weeks, since former Bulldog Kenny Rogers alleged he met with Cecil and discussed payments.
In fact, Cam Newton was suspended briefly earlier this week, before the NCAA cleared him yesterday, saying that he did not know his father was trying to get the money.
That means Cam Newton can lead his team on Saturday against South Carolina, though it doesn’t necessarily mean he’d be eligible for the BCS title game, if the squad makes it. But perhaps to show the NCAA it’s serious, Auburn has limited Cecil Newton’s access to its athletics programs probably a smart move, since he clearly can’t handle himself like the adult he is.