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Newton declines to address allegations, says he doesn't believe Meyer is spreading rumors



Auburn quarterback Cam Newton met with the media on Tuesday, saying he's "curious" about who could be spreading allegations about his involvement in academic fraud at Florida and NCAA recruiting violations, but not hurt by it all.

Newton said he has no intention of calling anyone out over the allegations or bashing anyone who's name has been linked to the stories.

When askied if he believes his former Florida coach Urban Meyer when Meyer said he is in no way responsible for leaking his confidential student records or spreading false allegations, Newton said "Absolutely.''

"The coach that I knew, coach Urban Meyer, the one I once committed to, (is) a man of integrity,'' Newton said. "And I would hope he wouldn't say nothing like that.''

Newton declined to specifically address the story that alleges he cheated three times while at Florida and was facing expulsion before he transferred to Blinn College after the fall semester in 2008.

"It would be selfish of me to entertain anything that's been said about me because my sole focus right now is to win this football game coming up on this Saturday (vs. Georgia),'' Newton said. "I'm not going to entertain something that took place not three months, not six months, not even a year, but two years ago. I'm not going to sit up here and say anything about it. It's not going to affect me no way, shape, form or fashion.''

[Last modified: Tuesday, November 9, 2010 6:17pm]


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