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All-American McFadden ruled eligible to play in Cotton Bowl

DALLAS -- Darren McFadden will play in the Cotton Bowl on
New Year's Day after the university reviewed a media report linking
the All-America running back and an agent to the purchase of a
vehicle and found no reason to make him ineligible.

Arkansas television station KARK has since apologized to
McFadden and his family for the report, but the university said it
was looking into the matter.

The school released a statement Monday, stating it had conducted
a thorough review of the allegations reported in the media.

"Based upon the institution's review, Mr. McFadden remains
eligible and will participate in the 2008 AT&T Cotton Bowl
Classic," the statement said.