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John Swofford critiques NCAA ruling

Updated: December 3, 2010, 7:48 PM ET
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- ACC Commissioner John Swofford calls the NCAA's decision to keep Auburn quarterback Cam Newton eligible "surprising" and claims it puts college athletics on a "slippery slope."

Swofford said Friday he'll express his concerns with NCAA officials and hopes the governing body takes a hard look at the issue.

The NCAA ruled Wednesday that Newton was unaware his father had concocted a pay-for-play scheme during his recruiting and allowed Newton to play for Auburn ...

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