Chizik Silent on QB Allegations, Praises His Play

By: AP
By: AP

The Associated Press
Auburn’s Cameron Newton (2) runs for a first down as Georgia’s Alex Ogletree (9) pursues Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala.

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- Auburn's Gene Chizik continues to have
plenty to say about quarterback Cam Newton's performance against
However, the coach said Sunday he plans to maintain his silence
on the off-the-field issues facing the Heisman favorite.
Chizik says he is keeping "the same stance" -- which has been
no comment -- on recruiting allegations that Newton's father sought
money from Mississippi State during the recruiting process. Newton
turned in another strong performance on Saturday.
The junior is giving Auburn fans plenty to cheer about on the
field -- a possible Heisman winner, a spot in the SEC championship
game and a shot at the national title. But underneath their
exuberance lies a bit of anxiety, a concern that NCAA violations
could bring the celebration to an abrupt end.

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