Michael Dyer, the former Auburn star who transferred to Arkansas State during the offseason, has been denied on a waiver request that would have allowed him to play for the Red Wolves immediately in Gus Malzahn’s first year at the helm.
Arkansas State announced that the NCAA had issued a final ruling Thursday.
Dyer, who rushed for more than 1,000 yards in each of his first two seasons at Auburn, was suspended for an undisclosed violation of team rules before the Chick-fil-A Bowl, and he revealed in April at the trial of Antonio Goodwin that his gun was used in the robbery and that he had engaged in drug use while at Auburn.
He elected to transfer to Arkansas State to be with Malzahn, and Arkansas State applied for the same type of waiver that was granted to Auburn fullback Jay Prosch, who transferred from Illinois at the same time Dyer did.
Dyer will have to wait until the 2013 season, when Arkansas State has a game scheduled against Auburn, to play for his new team.