Report: Newton Accused of Cheating
Auburn quarterback and Heisman Trophy front-runner Cam Newton reportedly had three instances of academic cheating when he attended Florida. Foxsports.com cites a source as saying that Newton faced possible expulsion for allegations including purchasing a paper off the Internet, and putting his name on another student’s paper. Newton spent 2007 and ’08 at Florida, then transferred to Blinn College before reportedly facing a disciplinary committee. The report comes less than a week after it was reported the NCAA was investigating Auburn’s recruitment of Newton from Blinn College. Newton has led the Tigers to a 10-0 record and a chance for a national title, as Auburn is currently second in the BCS standings. The Heisman Trophy front-runner has thrown for 1,890 yards, with 19 touchdowns and five interceptions, and rushed for an SEC-best 1,146 yards with 15 more scores.