Report: Probe of Newton's recruitment includes AU booster

The FBI investigation into Cam Newton’s recruitment while the dual-threat signal caller was in junior college now involves an Auburn booster who was recently arrested in a bribery sting.

According to a TMZ.com report, FBI agents looking into the alleged pay-for-play plan are asking about Milton McGregor — owner of Victoryland casino, who was arrested last month and indicted on charges of trying to buy votes in the Legislature for pro-gambling measures.

It is not known whether McGregor, who donated more than $1 million to Auburn toward construction of a new arena at the school in 2008, had any direct connection to Newton or his father, Cecil.

The report states that the agents asked someone connected to the Newton case if he was familiar with McGregor or the bribery scandal.

Former Mississippi State quarterback John Bond, who claimed that former teammate Kenneth Rogers was shopping Newton around for six figures during the quarterback's recruitment at Mississippi State, met with the FBI on Tuesday.

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