Armed Robbery Apparently Does NOT Meet Auburn U’s High Standard of Conduct for Athletes

Aubuirn University logoAuburn University’s football team must be cursed or they do most of their recruiting from juvenile hall.  Just last Monday, running back Eric Smith was dismissed from the team after being charged w/ 3rd degree domestic violence and today 4 more players have been arrested.  The charges consist of robbery in the 1st degree, burglary in the 1st degree & theft of property in the 1st degree … gold star to anyone who can differentiate those 3 charges.

All 4 have been “permanently dismissed” from the team for not adhering to the university’s “high standard of conduct” that they expect from their athletes.  Again, 5 arrests … perhaps they did not tell their recruits about these high standards?

On a positive note, a former player gave them a shout out on Twitter.

OANOW has the details:

Police say they responded to a report of a robbery on the 2300 block of Wire Road at approximately 12:25 a.m. Friday, where five victims reported that “three black males entered the residence with one displaying a handgun.”

Auburn Athletics Director Jay Jacobs backed Chizik’s decision to dismiss the four players from the team.

“This type of behavior will not be tolerated at Auburn,” Jacobs said in a statement. “I fully support Coach Chizik’s swift and decisive action to dismiss these four student-athletes from our football team effective immediately.”

Former Auburn safety Zac Etheridge expressed surprise over the arrests via his Twitter account Friday afternoon. “In total shock!!!” Etheridge tweeted. “Prayers going up for those guys hate to hear that happened. Not like them to do that!!!”