AUBURN, Ala. — Sophomore center Reese Dismukes will miss at least Auburn’s season opener – and maybe more – after being suspended indefinitely by head coach Gene Chizik.
Dismukes, counted upon to be the anchor of Auburn’s line, was arrested early Saturday morning for public intoxication and released on $300 bond, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s online index.
Dismukes was named to the all-SEC Freshman squad last year and to the Rimington Trophy watch list (nation’s best center) this preseason. Auburn has yet to release a statement regarding Dismukes’ status.
Chizik recently commended Dismukes’ command of the offensive line, saying “he dropped weight (from 302 pounds), and he’s moving much quicker. He’s a tough guy that shows up to practice and goes to work every day. He’s the guy that’s going to have to anchor that line and he’s been very consistent.”
Sophomore Tunde Fariyike was listed on the post-spring depth chart as Dismukes’ backup.