Why yes, the NCAA's investigation into Cam Newton's recruitment at Auburn and Mississippi State is over. But loose ends are going to continue presenting themselves over time, so it might be years before the story stops evolving.
The latest: Jay G. Tate of the Montgomery Advertiser reports the findings of a Freedom of Information Act request into Auburn's records from the investigation. There's still nothing that incriminates Newton, of course, but we do get some more detail about a side character or two.
Kenny Rogers, who's been part of the story since the very beginning, exchanged 275 phone messages with Newton's father, Cecil Newton. Bill Bell, a figure who emerged about a week in, was told Newton would commit to the Oklahoma Sooners instead of Mississippi State if Cecil's demands weren't met. Rogers also shopped Newton to the North Carolina Tar Heels, saying his "kids" Donald Langley and Justin Rogers liked it there.
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