Cam Newton: How Will NCAA Allegations Affect His Play And Heisman Chances

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Cam Newton: How Will NCAA Allegations Affect His Play And Heisman Chances
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The latest NCAA allegations against Cam Newton and his father, Cecil Newton, accuse the two individuals requesting a pay-for-play-plan during the recruiting process last year. 

ESPN is reporting that two sources from Mississippi State informed the SEC of these allegations in January.  

After committing to Auburn, Newton reportedly called a recruiter from Mississippi State and notified him that he was headed to Auburn because "the money was too much."

These allegations coming out of Mississippi State come in the wake of accusations of academic cheating while Newton was at Florida. 

Auburn head coach Gene Chizik was quoted as saying that the allegation of Newton facing expulsion at Florida was garbage. 

It is unlikely that the NCAA will punish Auburn or Newton by the end of the season, but these allegations may distract him from focusing on the Tigers' upcoming opponents. 

The investigation may also severely hurt his chances of winning the Heisman trophy. 

Here are some ways that the NCAA allegations could affect the rest of Cam Newton's season at Auburn.

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