Auburn QB Cam Newton says he did nothing wrong

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Heisman Trophy favorite Cam Newton tells ESPN that he "did no wrong" in the recruiting process that led to him signing with Auburn.

Speaking hours before the College Football Award Show broadcast by ESPN, Newton told the network Thursday that he did "it the right way" and followed his heart in signing with the Tigers instead of Mississippi State.

He has not spoken publicly about the failed pay-for-play scheme involving his father, Cecil, while being recruited by the Bulldogs.

Newton is at Disney World, where he was a finalist for the Davy O'Brien and Maxwell awards. The O'Brien is presented annually to the nation's best quarterback, and the Maxwell to the best all-around player. His next stop will be New York, where he's the favorite to win the Heisman on Saturday.

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