AUBURN, Ala. Auburn released documents regarding the NCAAs investigation into the recruitment of Cam Newton Friday.
Documents released included the NCAAs request for information from Auburn, Auburns request for an interpretation, Auburns request for Newtons reinstatement, the NCAAs subsequent ruling on reinstatement and the NCAAs conclusion of its ongoing investigation into Newtons recruitment that found no fault with Auburn.
In the case of Newton, the NCAA found that a violation of amateurism occurred when Cecil Newton, Cams father, and former Mississippi State football player Kenny Rogers worked together to receive a cash payment from Mississippi State representatives Bill Bell and John Bond for a sum between $120,000 and $180,000.
The NCAA also ruled that neither Cam Newton nor Auburn was aware of that agreement between Cecil Newton and Rogers. In Auburns request for a clarification of NCAA bylaws that led to Newtons brief suspension, the school concluded Newton should not be punished for the conduct of others.
Documents released also show that Rogers, who runs a business named Elite Football Preparation that assists high school and college players in finding schools, and Cecil Newton spoke on regular basis. Cecil Newtons telephone records indicate approximately 275 calls and texts between the father and Rogers between March 2009 and January 2010.
Documents released also show that Rogers had discussions about Cam Newton with multiple institutions during his recruitment. Rogers spoke with three assistant coaches at Oklahoma, sent an email to North Carolina assistant coach John Blake about Newton and contacted both Kansas State and Tennessee. The Newtons never paid Rogers for those services, according to documents submitted by Auburn.
Rogers only discussed a cash payment for Newtons services with Mississippi State.