Auburn in self-defense mode

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AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn is back on the defensive amid allegations of wrongdoing dating to the 2010 national championship season.

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Two reports surfaced this week accusing the athletic department of misdeeds ranging from covering up widespread use of synthetic marijuana among football players to grade-changing and illicit payments.

Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs and other officials have disputed the findings in both reports, which painted a bleak picture of a department and football program that weathered an NCAA investigation into the recruitment of Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Cam Newton through much of the title run.

Jacobs dismissed allegations made in an ESPN report that the school covered up use of synthetic marijuana as ``baseless and inaccurate.'' Former football coach Gene Chizik said an earlier report on roopstigo.com was ``short on facts and logic.''

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