Auburn suspends RB Dyer for bowl
Tigers’ starting tailback will miss game against Virginia
AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn tailback Mike Dyer has been suspended indefinitely for violating undisclosed team rules and won’t play in the Tigers’ bowl game.
Auburn confirmed the suspension of the first-team All-Southeastern Conference player Sunday and said he will miss the Chick-fil-A Bowl Dec. 31 against Virginia.
Dyer is the first Auburn back to rush for 1,000 yards in each of his first two seasons. He ran for 1,242 yards and 10 touchdowns as a sophomore and was the offensive MVP of the national championship game in January.
Onterio McCalebb has 532 yards rushing for the Tigers while freshman Tre Mason has gained 97, but neither match Dyer’s between-the-tackles power.