Former Mississippi State player to meet with Mississippi's Secretary of State


AP Sports Writer

Former Mississippi State player Kenny Rogers is scheduled to meet with officials from the Mississippi Secretary of State's office Dec. 9 to discuss the recruitment of Auburn quarterback Cam Newton.

Rogers, who has worked with a sports agent, has said Newton's father, Cecil, asked two Mississippi State coaches for up to $180,000 to secure his son's commitment to the Bulldogs.

Rogers says the coaches declined the request, and MSU has said all of its employees acted properly.

Cecil Newton has denied any wrongdoing.

Rogers has also been interviewed by the NCAA, according to his attorney Doug Zeit.

Cam Newton remains eligible at Auburn. The Heisman candidate and second-ranked Tigers will play No. 18 South Carolina in the SEC championship game on Saturday.

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