Cam Newton says he's not disappointed in Cecil

NEW YORK (AP) - Cam Newton says he is not disappointed in his father, even though the NCAA believes Cecil Newton tried to get Mississippi State to pay him in exchange for his son playing there.

The Auburn quarterback arrived in New York on Friday for the Heisman overwhelming favorite to win the award that goes to college football's best player. Cecil Newton has said he will not attend the ceremony because he does not want to be a distraction. Cam Newton says it "hurts" not having his father with him this weekend, but he added that he understands Cecil made the decision in his best interest. Newton says that after the trophy is awarded he plans to speak to his father by telephone as soon as possible.

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