Chizik's deal: Coach to be paid during NCAA probe

Chizik's deal: Coach to be paid during NCAA probe

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Auburn head coach Gene Chizik arrives at a news conference after the BCS National Championship NCAA college football game Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Auburn beat Oregon 22-19 to capture the championship. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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Posted on June 14, 2011 at 11:24 AM

John Zenor / The Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Auburn coach Gene Chizik's new contract allows him to be paid if there is an NCAA investigation into possible major rules violations.

Chizik's new deal, released to The Associated Press on Tuesday, merely says the coach agrees to comply with Southeastern Conference and NCAA rules.

The old one signed after his hiring in December 2008 included a stipulation allowing Auburn to suspend pay to Chizik if his program is being investigated by the university, the SEC or the NCAA for "alleged major rules violations or significant or repetitive violations."

The NCAA is investigating the recruitment of quarterback Cam Newton, whose father shopped him to Mississippi State. Auburn has not been charged with wrongdoing.

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