NEW YORK - Foxsports.com is reporting that Auburn quarterback Cameron Newton had three instances of academic cheating while attending Florida and faced potential expulsion from the university.
Newton was arrested for the theft of a laptop from a Florida student's dorm room in November 2008. The website reported late Monday night that Newton again violated the university's honor code by putting his name on another student's paper and turning it in.
Newton then turned in a second paper to the instructor, but it was later found to have been purchased off the Internet.
His father, Cecil Newton Sr., declined comment to Foxsports.com.
"I wasn't there," the elder Newton said. "I cannot confirm or deny. At a time like this, I'm taking a defensive posture."
The NCAA is reviewing the recruitment of Newton.