Cam And Cecil Newton Admitted To Pay-For-Play Plan: Report

11/10/2010 08:54 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Joe Schad of ESPN reported on Tuesday that two sources who recruit for Mississippi State claimed that Auburn quarterback Cam Newton and his father, Cecil Newton, admitted to a pay-for-play plan in separate phone conversations while Newton was being recruited last year.

According to the report, Cecil Newton told a recruiter that it would take "more than a scholarship" for his son to attend Mississippi State. Sources also said that the college football star said his father chose Auburn because "the money was too much."

However, the report has not been confirmed and, as SportsByBrooks notes, it conflicts with SEC associate commissioner Greg Sankey's comments last week regarding the allegations.

On Friday, it was reported that a man allegedly sought payment from Mississippi State during the recruitment of Newton.

It was also reported on Monday that Newton was caught cheating academically three times while enrolled at the University of Florida.

Auburn coach Gene Chizik called the academic allegations "pure garbage."

You can read the entire ESPN report here.

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