Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

11 Mar 2011

Four Auburn Players Arrested, Kicked Off Team

"The four players were charged with five counts of first-degree robbery, one count of first-degree burglary -- both of which are felonies -- and one count of third-degree theft. All four were being held in the Lee County Detention Center on $511,000 bail."

College football's Stupid Season has started, and college basketball isn't even over yet. But hey ... congrats to Auburn for continuously finding creative ways to stay in the headlines ... and figuring out how to break the Fulmer Cup scale.

Posted by: Bill Connelly on 11 Mar 2011

5 comments, Last at 20 Mar 2011, 11:55am by JonFrum

Comments

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by zlionsfan :: Fri, 03/11/2011 - 6:13pm

Um ... I kind of liked it when the only Auburn jokes we were making were about Cam Newton's eligibility.

And I'm in no way an Auburn fan.

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by Bill Connelly :: Fri, 03/11/2011 - 6:19pm

Yeah, this goes well beyond the random fights outside of bars that we're used to reading about in the offseason. It's rather startling stuff.

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by sundown (not verified) :: Tue, 03/15/2011 - 12:32am

I wish I found it startling, but I really don't. After reading the Tressel email where multiple players were dumping championship rings and the like just to get some tattoos (and whatever else the alleged drug dealer was willing to give them), I'm not going to be surprised by much. Incredibly stupid and thuggish, but I'd be willing to bet these Auburn guys knew whoever lived there and this was some sort of payback for something else. Probably thought they'd be afraid to go to the cops either because of retribution or because of all the shady stuff they were involved in. Unfortunately, we've seen it all before.

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by JonFrum :: Sun, 03/20/2011 - 11:55am

Thuggish = Black.

Stay classy, white boy.

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by lionsbob :: Sat, 03/12/2011 - 12:51pm

This is the fifth Auburn player kicked off the team this off-season. The other one, Eric Smith, had previously been in trouble for his part in beating the living hell out of a person and then apparently got arrested for domestic violence this year.

And I thought we were joking about Auburn trying to be like the 1980s Miami Thug U....