SEC: ESPN Report Wrong, Calls Never Reported

Tuesday Joe Schad of ESPN reported these allegations against Cam and Cecil Newton:

ESPN story about Cam Newton phone calls wrong

Two sources who recruit for Mississippi State said that Cecil Newton and his son, quarterback Cam Newton, said in separate phone conversations that his college choice would be part of a pay-for-play plan while Newton was being recruited late last year.

Mississippi State compliance officials relayed the alleged conversations to Southeastern Conference compliance officials in January, according to two other sources close to the football program.

John Zenor of the ASSOCIATED PRESS reports that the SEC has since confirmed that it never received any information regarding alleged phone calls involving the Newtons. From Zenor’s AP report: Read more…