It's an understatement to say the folks up in Auburn are circling the wagons around their Heisman trophy candidate Cam Newton.
Newton's the subject of a story first put out there by Fox-sports-dot-com which says Newton was caught cheating on his school work three times while at the University of Florida. The story claims he bought one paper off the internet and turned it in, and also signed his name to another student's work.
It goes on to state Newton was to appear in front Florida's Student Committee in the Spring of oh-9, had he stayed in Gainesville. Instead he left the UF, went to Blinn Community College in Texas, which led him to Auburn.
It's already common knowledge Newton was involved with having a stolen laptop in his possession while at UF, that charge dropped after he completed a pretrial intervention for first offenders. As for the cheating story, Newton refused to deny the story saying he didn't want to talk about something from two years ago. His coach also refused to deny the story, instead choosing to bemoan the fact he had to deal with this while the team prepped for an important game against Georgia. Chizik also implied somebody's breaking Federal law by releasing student records.
That may be why internet rumors began floating around the cheating story was leaked by Florida coach Urban Meyer, moving quickly to squash that releasing a statement Tuesdayday saying quote "For anyone to think that I or anyone on our staff may have leaked information about private student records to the media doesn't know us very well. It's a ridiculous claim and simply not true." unquote.