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Cam Newton Off The Hook… Free To Play

The NCAA ruled Wednesday that Auburn quarterback Cam Newton is eligible to play.

The NCAA’s statement said:

“Auburn University football student-athlete Cam Newton is immediately eligible to compete, according to a decision today by the NCAA student-athlete reinstatement staff. The NCAA concluded on Monday that a violation of amateurism rules occurred, therefore Auburn University declared the student-athlete ineligible yesterday for violations of NCAA amateurism rules”

There are no penalties against Auburn or Newton, and no wins are in jeopardy.

“We are pleased that the NCAA has agreed with our position that Cam Newton has been and continues to be eligible to play football at Auburn University,” said Auburn Athletics Director Jay Jacobs.  “We appreciate the diligence and professionalism of the NCAA and its handling of this matter.”

(via The AP)