Cecil Newton not attending the game

Cam Newton's father, Cecil Newton, is not attending the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game, Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs told the Associated Press.

Jacobs said the decision for Cecil Newton not to attend was "mutually agreed upon."

Last week, Cam Newton said his father would be at the game after skipping the SEC championship game back on Dec. 4.

Auburn announced last month that Cecil Newton's exposure to the program would be limited after the NCAA said he was involved in a pay-for-play scheme in trying to shop Cam Newton to Mississippi State.