"Mr. Newton viewed the game from an off-site location and came to the stadium after the game when everyone was leaving to personally congratulate his son," attorney George Lawson told the paper. "He was probably at some sports bar or something like that. I don't know."
Lawson said he doesn't know how long it took Cecil to get to the stadium. It's also unclear how Cecil got through stadium security. His lawyer did not know if he had a ticket.
Cecil was photographed hugging Cam following the game by the Opelika-Auburn News.
Auburn athletics director Jay Jacobs said beforehand it was "mutually agreed" that Cecil would not attend the game, after the NCAA ruled in early December he solicited money from Mississippi State for his son to sign there last year.
As part of the ruling, Auburn agreed to limit Cecil's access to the program. The school said it did not provide him a ticket Monday night.