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Auburn investigation: No issue with Newton finances

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - A person familiar with the situation says Auburn is "extremely confident there was no wrongdoing" during its recruitment of Tigers quarterback Cam Newton because the school has found "nothing inappropriate" after reviewing his father's bank records.

Auburn's compliance office reviewed personal and church bank records of Cecil Newton, as well as phone and e-mail records of the Tigers' football staff, the person told The Associated Press Friday with the situation says Auburn is "extremely confident there was no wrongdoing" during its recruitment of Tigers quarterback Cam Newton.

The person spoke with The Associated Press Friday night on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to comment publicly on the situation.

The person says the Southeastern Conference told Auburn months ago of allegations that a man tried to solicit payment from Mississippi State during that school's recruitment of Newton.

NEWTON SPEAKS

Auburn quarterback Cam Newton says he "didn't do anything wrong" amid allegations that a man tried to secure payment from Mississippi State during the Heisman Trophy hopeful's recruitment.

Newton said Friday just before stepping on the bus to the team's hotel in Montgomery ahead of Saturday's game with Chattanooga that he's "sure the smoke will settle."

He says he's holding up just fine, that he's had "worse days."

A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Auburn has had "no contact whatsoever" with Kenny Rogers.

The former Mississippi State player has been identified by ESPN.com, citing unidentified people, as the person soliciting payment from that school.

The person tells AP that Newton's eligibility "has never been in jeopardy."

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