More heat for Auburn star QB

November 11, 2010

The allegations against Auburn quarterback Cam Newton continue to proliferate. reported late Tuesday night, citing two anonymous sources, that Newton and his father discussed a pay-for-play plan with Mississippi State recruiters.

School representatives are said to have relayed that information to SEC compliance officials in January. One of ESPN's unnamed sources, described only as a "recruiter," said Cecil Newton told him it would take "more than a scholarship" to secure a commitment from his son.

Auburn coach Gene Chizik said that Cam Newton will start for the second-ranked Tigers against Georgia on Saturday but said nothing about the latest round of accusations.

•Tennessee freshman defensive end Jacques Smith pleaded guilty to an assault charge filed after he punched and kicked a man at a Knoxville bar. … Kentucky running back Derrick Locke said he will play this weekend against Vanderbilt after missing four games with a shoulder injury.

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