MONTGOMERY, Ala. | 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.