Cam Newton Investigation: Auburn Denies Contact With Newton Family Intermediaries

The Cam Newton investigation plot thins, a little: The AP is now reporting, via ESPN, that Auburn is denying any contact with Kenny Rogers or requests for cash during Newton's recruitment out of junior college.

More thinning:

Auburn has not received a letter of inquiry from the sport's governing body, the person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Friday on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to comment publicly.
The person said Newton's eligibility "has at no point been in jeopardy." Newton will play Saturday vs. Chattanooga.

Just to remind: Nobody, yet, is saying Newton himself or the Auburn football program has gotten up to anything they shoudn't have. This situation has yet to progress beyond Kenny Rogers and Mississippi State. And this does dovetail with Gene Chizik's flat, declarative statements on his radio show Thursday night that Newton's amateur status is not endangered.

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