MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- The NCAA says it found no major
violations committed by Auburn regarding Cam Newton or other
The NCAA released a statement Wednesday saying it has closed its
13-month investigation into Auburn's recruitment of the Heisman
Trophy-winning quarterback, whose father shopped his services to
another school for nearly $200,000.
The NCAA also cleared Auburn in allegations by four former
players that they received payments during their recruitment or
The NCAA says "any allegations of major rules violations must
meet a burden of proof, which is a higher standard than rampant
public speculation online and in the media."
It also says the investigation could be reopened if evidence