Auburn, AL (AP) - This was supposed to be the another huge
step for Cam Newton in what had been a remarkably smooth season on
the field, a chance for this wondrous quarterback to lead Auburn
into the Southeastern Conference championship game and keep the
Tigers on course for a shot at the national title.
Instead, there's nothing but questions about what he's done off
Did someone claiming to represent his family offer him up to
Mississippi State for $200,000? Did his father cut a better deal
with Auburn? Did Newton cheat on schoolwork while at his previous
The dream season has become a nightmare for Newton, who was the
clear Heisman favorite heading into No. 2 Auburn's game against
longtime rival Georgia on Saturday.
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