Cash sought for Cam Newton

AUBURN, ALA. (WBRC) - is reporting that a Chicago man named Kenny Rogers, who claims he was representing Cam Newton, was allegedly shopping the Auburn quarterback around during his recruitment out of junior college.

Rogers played at Mississippi State and according to a former teammate, John Bond, Rogers told him that Mississippi State could land Newton for $180,000.

Mississippi State sent the information to the SEC office and the NCAA is looking into it.

Bond says he doesn't know what happened at Auburn or why Newton went there.

Newton's father, Cecil, told that if Rogers tried to solicit money from Mississippi State, he did it on his own.

Auburn is also aware of the allegation and says, however, that Newton is eligible to play.

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