Cam Newton cleared to play

Updated: December 3, 2010, 1:28 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

INDIANAPOLIS -- Auburn quarterback Cam Newton is eligible to play in the SEC title game this weekend, though the NCAA says his father broke rules by shopping his son to another school.

The NCAA released its finding in a statement Wednesday. The college sports governing body had concluded Monday that a violation of Newton's amateur status had occurred. Auburn declared Newton ineligible Tuesday and requested his eligibility be reinstated.

Newton has been cleared to compete without ...

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