Cam Newton Investigation: NCAA Could Recommend Suspension

Charles Robinson's getting in the Cam Newton investigation game, reporting that the NCAA could (very strong emphasis on could, please) recommend that Auburn sit Cam Newton for Saturday's game against Georgia -- regardless of whether or not he had any knowledge of his father's alleged recruiting antics:

Under NCAA guidelines, Newton could be held responsible for any alleged solicitation on the part of Rogers or his father, and determined to be ineligible. According to past precedent, the NCAA’s next step would be to inform Auburn of Newton’s potential ineligibility and recommend he be held out of competition indefinitely. If Auburn were to ignore that recommendation and Newton were eventually be found to be ineligible, the school could be subject to more stringent sanctioning.

Though it's still completely unknown whether Auburn took any action in the recruitment of Cam Newton that could affect the validity of their accumulated wins, the case for sitting the Heisman Trophy frontrunner to ward off fallout from eligibility problems strengthens with yet another puzzle piece: Mississippi State booster Bill Bell confirmed to ESPN tonight that Cecil Newton asked him for money and that he's been questioned by NCAA investigators.

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