Late Monday night, FoxSports broke the news that Auburn quarterback Cam Newtown reportedly had three separate instances of cheating during his time at Florida, and faced expulsion as a result. Of course, this news comes just days after allegations of recruiting violations surfaced.
There are two important things to keep in mind: 1) cheating at Florida should not affect his eligibility at Auburn, and 2) this investigation is hardly over.
Auburn's athletic director Jay Jacobs told USA Today that they've been investigating Newton since the summer, looking into questions surrounding his eligibility, but they've "found no issues."
"Any of our student-athletes, if we had any questions about them, about their eligibility," Jacobs said, "we wouldn't want them to play." [...]
"It's not a closed matter," he said. "It's still ongoing. ... But we look for Cam to continue to play for us."
When asked if there would be any reason Newton would not be allowed to finish this season, Jacobs said, "I don't have a way to know that at this time."
Auburn, 10-0 and No. 2 in the BCS, hosts Georgia this weekend before ending their regular season next week at No. 12 Alabama.