In order to keep Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Cam Newton eligible a year ago, Auburn University argued that Newton did not use a former Mississippi State player as and agent, according to the Associated Press. Newton later led the Tigers to a national championship.
Auburn released documents in response to an open records request made by the AP.
The NCAA found no misconduct by Auburn, even though documents show that Newton's father, Cecil, and ex-Mississippi State player Kenny Rogers asked for money for the quarterback to sign with the Bulldogs. There is no indication that they asked for or received money from Auburn.