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August 25, 2012

Dismukes suspended following arrest

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.

“I am very disappointed in Reese Dismukes for his irresponsible behavior last night,” Chizik said in a statement Saturday afternoon. “This kind of behavior will not be tolerated at Auburn and I have suspended Reese as a result of his actions.”

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.


  1. So we have a starting quarterback named and the starting center goes out and gets arrested a week before kickoff.

    This can’t be good.

    Comment by Stan McCullars — August 25, 2012 @ 11:15 am

  2. These young Tigers have got to realize that they are not like every other college kid at Auburn. Dismukes will get it together I’m sure. I wonder what this means for him starting the first game of the season. I’m sure Chiz will make an example of him but to what extent?

    Comment by AUBigcat — August 25, 2012 @ 11:17 am

  3. so not good

    Comment by TigerEyez13 — August 25, 2012 @ 11:46 am

  4. This was not what the team needed-New quarterback and now new center for Clemson-A bad omen and come on wake up AUBURN!

    Comment by Charlie Martin — August 25, 2012 @ 12:30 pm

  5. WTH—CGC has to get control of this stuff….

    Comment by dbar00 — August 25, 2012 @ 1:03 pm

  6. I would think Chizik & coaches will have a serious talk with all players that this selfish,stupid bahavior should not happen & will not be tolerated!!!!

    Comment by T. Downey — August 25, 2012 @ 1:13 pm

  7. Crap.

    Comment by Simmons — August 25, 2012 @ 1:22 pm

  8. Plea to Auburn football players.

    I don’t know how many players will read this but I would like to say a few words about responsibility.

    First, we as fans know that you are student/athletes and that in itself is a difficult task. But you are playing on a high profile team in a high profile conference. Any thing negative you do will get out and be known.

    Second. It would be ignorant of me to assume that under-age drinking does not happen in college but please, PLEASE be responsible with it. If you are at a party or just hanging out while drinking, stay where you are and sleep it off or walk back to your dorm quietly and go to sleep.

    Third. Stay away from off campus activities where any thing bad may occur. There is no such thing as being ‘disrespected’ so that is not a reason to get into a fight. You are all respected as football players from the many fans you have by just simply being an Auburn football player.

    Lastly, you are all under a microscope and in the limelight. You as football players represent the University as well as the rest of the Auburn nation. The season is about to start and we are all looking forward to a great season but it will take everyone of you to make this season great. Please watch out for yourselves and each other.

    War Damn Eagle!!!!!

    Comment by Gary Walkley — August 25, 2012 @ 2:04 pm

  9. OH MY!!! Reese seemed like a really good guy. Hard worker and tough player, etc. I am sure he will learn from this but I am praying they let him play in the Clemson game. Wonder if the Auburn police department is full of Bama fans that have been planted to arrest all of our players!! :)

    Comment by Tom — August 25, 2012 @ 2:35 pm

  10. It wasn’t the Auburn Police, it was the Lee County Sheriffs dept. It was a mistake by Reese he will rebound, just not sure what CGC will do. We need to wait and see all the details.

    Comment by Gary — August 25, 2012 @ 3:05 pm

  11. its time for a “Dismuke’s Suspension Is Nothing to Worry About” article from Barrett Sallee.

    Comment by Fred — August 25, 2012 @ 4:31 pm

  12. Dam

    Comment by easyedwin — August 25, 2012 @ 7:24 pm

  13. Kick him off team for good. I am tired of the way these athletes act . He would be gone permanently from any other prominent student organization.

    Comment by BZ — August 25, 2012 @ 7:30 pm

  14. “Gone permanently from any other student organization” is nonsense. Any other student organization and this wouldn’t even be noticed by faculty advisers, fellow members would laugh about it and the general public would never know.

    Ya think a member of the band, for instance, would be punished for some misdemeanor that resulted in a $300 bond? Nope!

    Comment by MikeP — August 25, 2012 @ 10:04 pm

  15. How many band members have full-ride scholarships?

    Chizik has stated over and over, at each suspension – playing for Auburn is a privilege, not an expectation. He has rules for players and woe to those who break them.

    It’s not like Reese wasn’t told, didn’t know or never saw anyone kicked to the side for public drunkenness. If it makes you feel any better, imagine that he was suspended for stupidity instead.

    Comment by sullivan013 — August 25, 2012 @ 11:52 pm

  16. Another disappointment for AU fans and players, especially the seniors. I remain so proud of the players that give their best both on and off the field. Best of luck to our new center and War Eagle!

    Comment by j newton — August 27, 2012 @ 4:27 pm

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