Former Auburn running back Michael Dyer’s on-the-field reunion with Arkansas State coach Gus Malzahn will have to wait a year, the Associated Press has reported.

The NCAA decided not to allow Dyer – who transferred from Auburn to Arkansas State in the off-season – to play for the Red Wolves in 2012.

Arkansas State had asked the NCAA to allow Dyer to waive its one-year sanction on transfers, but the NCAA denied their application.

Although Dyer had a brilliant on-the-field career with Auburn, where he rushed through Bo Jackson’s freshman rushing record in 2010, won a National Championship, and kept an otherwise fairly inept offense afloat in 2011 with 1,200 yards rushing, his off-the-field career was somewhat acrimonious.

In early April Dyer testified to an Auburn court that a gun belonging to him had been used in a robbery by four of his former team-mates. He also admitted to using synthetic marijuana – or ‘spice’ in the trial. Former team-mate Antonio Goodwin was convicted of the robbery, and three others are still awaiting trial. Dyer was not charged with any wrongdoing.

 

 

 

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