Neither the SEC office or the NCAA would specifically comment on the story other than the SEC office indicating that they did receive information from Mississippi State.
Newton, who was seen ringing a Mississippi State cowbell and cheering for Mississippi State on television during the Mississippi State game he attended during his official visit, ultimately committed to Auburn on December 31st after also officially visiting Oklahoma (December 11th) and Auburn (December 18th).
The Mississippi State athletic department's only comment about the story is the same they sent to ESPN.com.
"We are comfortable that representatives of Mississippi State University's interests conducted themselves appropriately and in compliance with all NCAA by-laws. Mississippi State is committed to operating our athletics programs within the rules of the NCAA and Southeastern Conference, and we expect those affiliated with our program to continue to do the same."
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