Curfew for the Auburn football team last fall was 11 p.m. The university paid a security firm just under $75,000 to check the off-campus homes at more than a dozen locations to make sure players were meeting the deadline.
AL.com’s open record requests produced the documents this week. Auburn hired Events Operations Group (EOG) after center Reese Dismukes was arrested for public intoxication last summer. The security firm started checking homes in late August and the curfew invoices continued until late November, just before coach Gene Chizik was fired. EOG charged $13.50 an hour for a security officer, $18.35 for its security managers.
The invoices totaled $77,200 but Auburn paid a total of $74,884 after receiving a discount for prompt weekly payments. At least the money was on time.