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NCAA To Gene Chizik: Cam Newton Investigation Not Over Yet

Auburn fans and coaches are understandably a bit frustrated about the continuing investigation surrounding Cam Newton. And, yes, if you're wondering, there is very much a continuing investigation into Cam Newton's recruitment to play for the Tigers.

So Auburn head football coach Gene Chizik decided to take advantage of a presentation by the NCAA to the league's athletics directors and basketball and football coaches to see if he could find out what was going on. It did not go well.

He peppered Roe Lach with a flurry of questions about the N.C.A.A.’s investigation into Cam Newton and why the N.C.A.A. had not publicly announced that the investigation was over. Chizik complained that the inquiry’s open-ended nature had hurt Auburn’s recruiting and he followed up at least three times, leading to a testy exchange.

"You’ll know when we’re finished," Roe Lach told Chizik, according to several coaches who were at the meeting. "And we’re not finished."

That statement isn't likely to help Auburn's recruiting very much, and the argument probably isn't going to get auburn any leniency. In any case, the basketball coaches who confirmed the debate to the Times said the room felt a bit awkward. You would think.