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FoxSports.com writer Thayer Evans published a story today
alleging Auburn quarterback Cameron Newton "had three different
instances of academic cheating while attending the University of
According to Evans, "Newton was to appear for a
hearing in front of Florida's Student Conduct Committee during the
spring semester of 2009 but instead transferred to Blinn College. The
committee could have levied sanctions against Newton that included
suspension and expulsion from the university."
The story follows several days of editorial attacks on Newton by Evans, a former stringer for the New York Times.
|Alleged wrongdoings by Cameron Newton while at Florida was never sent to the Florida Student Conduct Committee.
independent sources with detailed knowledge of the UF academic
discipline system during the period in question have disputed the Evans
story. According to the sources, no allegations of academic impropriety
regarding Cam Newton were sent to the Florida Student Conduct Committee
at any time either during or after Newton's time at UF.
was reported, officially or unofficially" says one source, who did not
wish to be identified. "The formal process is for allegations to go
through the Student Conduct Committee. If [any allegations against
Newton] didn't follow that process, then they didn't follow the rules."
Newton enrolled at Florida in the spring of 2007 and transferred to Blinn College in January of 2009.
Per the source, no charges against Newton were ever brought to the Student Conduct Committee during that time.
source also indicated that no Florida football players have ever been
officially reported to the UF Student Conduct Committee for academic
violations during Urban Meyer's tenure.
According to the
source, student arrests are subject to additional discipline via the
Student Conduct Committee, but it is not uncommon for students in such
situations "to cut a deal with the Dean of Students' office before
coming to the Committee."
At the time of Newton's enrollment at
UF, if attempts to informally settle academic disputes failed, academic
violations issues were referred from the Dean of Students office to the
Student Conduct Committee, where a hearing chaired by a member of the UF
Honor Board would be conducted.
No charges against Newton, to the first source's knowledge, were ever sent to the UF Student Conduct Committee.
second, independently verified source, also with detailed knowledge of
the Florida student disciplinary system, took issue with Evans'
assertion that Newton, had he actually been charged with academic
misconduct, would have been in danger of expulsion. "I worked ten or
twelve cases," the second source says, "and I never saw anyone get
The second source, who also declined to be identified,
also says no charges regarding Newton were ever brought to the Student
Conduct Committee, noting, "If Cameron Newton would have come before
the committee, we would have known about it."
The second source also expressed indignation over the possible leak of student information to the media.
"That is completely confidential. We're not allowed to say anything to anyone.
person that was in charge of [students'] academic records is a very
ethical person. Someone like him would never have released anything."
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