OT: 4 Auburn players arrested and kicked off team

Submitted by Brooklyn_Blue on March 11th, 2011 at 5:44 PM

Four Auburn players arrested and kicked off the team for robbery, burglary, and theft.  

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=6206921

 

 

The players arrested in connection with this deeply troubling incident have been permanently dismissed from our football team. While we realize the legal process will run its course and these young men have a right for their case to be heard, playing for Auburn University is an honor and a privilege. It is not a right. - Chizik

Dantonio should read this.

Comments

Robbie Moore

March 11th, 2011 at 6:04 PM ^

When you expect to kick some players off the team for being criminals you need to have replacements in the wings.

Sleazebag players. Sleazebag football program. Sleasebag University.

I guess the reason Dantonio doesn't kick his criminals out is because he can't sign 35 recruits every year.

justingoblue

March 11th, 2011 at 5:49 PM ^

I hope they rot in prison if this is true. A lot of things can be written off as dumb, juvenile mistakes (like the MSU arrests earlier); armed robbery is not one of them.

NateVolk

March 11th, 2011 at 7:50 PM ^

You're point being that if they were good to great, Auburn's coach would have stalled for awhile so he could maybe figure out a way to maybe keep them?  I think I see where you are going and given what we've seen at some schools the last couple years, I don't believe you are out of line at all.

bryemye

March 11th, 2011 at 7:07 PM ^

These kids are screwed. Just about the only way this could be any worse is if one of them killed a guy.

I mean, those are 4 people whose lives are just about over and people are asking if they were any good at football.