Meyer denies leaking Newton records, calls rumors 'ridiculous'

CBSSports.com wire reports
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. --Florida coach Urban Meyer says he didn't leak any information about Auburn quarterback Cam Newton's academic record in Gainesville.

Meyer adds that no one on his staff would have leaked confidential academic information, calling it a "ridiculous claim and simply not true."

Foxsports.com reported Monday that Newton had faced possible expulsion from Florida for academic cheating before transferring to Blinn Junior College in Texas. The report also says Newton was caught cheating three times and was to appear for a hearing in front of Florida's Student Committee during the spring semester of 2009.

Meyer says "for anyone to think that I or anyone on our staff may have leaked information about private student records to the media doesn't know us very well. It's a ridiculous claim and simply not true."

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