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Alabama staffer fired over songs

Updated: November 30, 2010, 4:19 PM ET
Associated Press

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama has fired an employee who played songs aimed at Auburn quarterback Cameron Newton before the Iron Bowl.

University spokeswoman Debbie Lane said Monday that the part-time staffer was fired for the unauthorized songs. "Take the Money and Run" and "Son of a Preacher Man" were played while Newton and the Tigers warmed up.

The NCAA has been investigating allegations that Newton's father, a pastor, solicited $180,000 from Mississippi State during ...

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