TheĀ most talked-about college football scandal in yearsĀ appears to have been resolved ā at least for now.
When Auburn UniversityĀ quarterback Cam Newton takes the field for the SEC title game against South Carolina Saturday, he will have been absolved of any wrongdoing by the NCAA in spite of an investigation concluding his father shopped him around to programs asking for hundreds of thousands of dollars for his sonās signature.
And even though the Heisman hopeful has been cleared to play that game and the BCS National Championship should they wināthe Tigerās success wonāt tame the talk. Newtonās story has been a hot topic because it speaks to the heart of many who suspect college athletics are corrupt.
For those who donāt know the Newton story, it all started a month ago when stories about a pay-for-play scandal started surfacing involving Newton and his father, the Rev. Cecil Newton. Hereās a recap of how we got here: