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NCAA ends investigation into Auburn University


The NCAA says no further investigation is needed into Auburn University.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association began its probe after allegations surfaced almost a year ago surrounding Cam Newton and his father Cecil Newton exchanging money with a recruiter.

The Heisman trophy winner has long contended that he "did no wrong" in the recruiting process that led to him signing with Auburn.

The following is a statement from the NCAA:

"After conducting more than 80 interviews, the NCAA has concluded its investigation into Auburn University. The NCAA enforcement staff is committed to a fair and thorough investigative process. As such, any allegations of major rules violations must meet a burden of proof, which is a higher standard than rampant public speculation online and in the media. The allegations must be based on credible and persuasive information and includes a good-faith belief that the Committee on Infractions could make a finding. As with any case, should the enforcement staff become aware of additional credible information, it will review the information to determine whether further investigation is warranted."

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