"Cam took an unconventional journey to get here and we're just so proud of what has happened, my family and I," said Newton's father Cecil.
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No details have emerged implicating Auburn in any wrongdoing, but Mississippi State boosters have said Newton's father, Cecil, sought money in exchange for the quarterback's commitment to that school.
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