Newton case keeps clouds lingering over SEC country

The 4-day-old cloud of suspicion over Auburn and Heisman Trophy front-runner Cam Newton is hanging, too, over the Southeastern Conference.
A league that has taken great pains to distance itself from a lawless past is dealing with more bad headlines, at best, and another rap sheet entry at worst. Commissioner Mike Slive said Monday that he hopes the case, revolving around a purported effort to sell Newton’s services out of junior college, is settled “sooner rather than later.”