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Auburn blasts Cam Newton allegations

Updated: November 9, 2010, 5:29 PM ET
Associated Press

AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn found itself defending quarterback Cam Newton for the second time in five days, this time adamantly sticking up for the Heisman hopeful in the wake of allegations of academic cheating when he was at Florida.

The second-ranked Tigers' coach, Gene Chizik, dismissed the latest report as "pure garbage" Tuesday in an emotional 4-minute, 25-second rant.

"I'm standing up here on a very important week trying to defend something that's garbage," Chizik said.

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