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AU’s Bray Suspended For Game Arkansas Game

Last Thursday, Auburn receiver and punt returner Quan Bray was arrested for a violation of his driving permit and cited for loud music and possession of an open container of alcohol.  As a result, he’s now been suspended for this weekend’s game against Arkansas at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Last year, Bray’s father admitted to killing his mother, which Gene Chizik referenced while announcing the suspension:

 

“I’m proud of the way in the last year and a half that he’s carried himself, and the way he’s overcome a lot of adversity.  Unfortunately, he made a bad decision this weekend.  What comes with that is consequences…

Part of our job as coaches is to help young guys grow up.  That’s part of my job, and, again, in a perfect world you don’t want any of these things to happen.  But my job — as well as winning football games — is to help young guys come in here as boys at 18 and great into men when they leave at 22.  That’s what our goal is with any guy who may make a decision that’s not what you want.”

 

Bray — a sophomore — was was driving on a suspended license that was only to be used to drive to work, to school or to his doctor.  Instead, he was visiting friends at the University of West Georgia when he was stopped.

According to The Opelika-Auburn News, Trovon Reed will get the first opportunity to fill in for Bray, who has 11 catches on the year.  Only Emory Blake and Philip Lutzenkirchen have more for the Tigers.  He has also returned four punts for 23 yards through four games.

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SEC Headlines – 9/27/11 Part One

1.  Alabama linebacker CJ Mosley is questionable for Saturday’s game with Florida.

2.  What if Trent Richardson had signed with the Gators?

3.  Speaking of Richardson, the website SportsByBrooks.com is making accusations about his car and his home.

4.  Auburn’s defense has been bad all season, but now it’s offense may be starting to stumble.

5.  AU will be wihtout receiver Trovon Reed this weekend.

6.  That struggling Tiger defense will have to stop Marcus Lattimore on Saturday.

7.  Bobby Petrino says Arkansas is still looking for its offensive identity.

8.  LSU conceded yardage to West Virginia… but they didn’t give up many points.

9.  Tiger players are embracing their new #1 ranking.

10.  Following an overtime win over Louisiana Tech, there’s a greater sense of urgency in Starkville.

11.  MSU might be looking at more changes along its offensive line.

12.  Despite a woeful offense, Ole Miss is sticking with Zach Stoudt at quarterback.

13.  Freshman linebacker Serderius Bryant says he wasn’t intimidated by the size or speed of Georgia’s players.

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SEC Headlines – 8/16/11 Part 3

1.  DeAndrew White could be the next go-to receiver at Alabama.

2.  Anthony Steen expects to be a better offensive lineman this year for the Tide.

3.  This writer says if Nick Saban were any more secretive about stats he’d be Gene Chizik.

4.  Somebody done give Chizik a big ol’ Waw Eagle sculpture.

5.  Auburn veterans have confidence in their underclassmen.

6.  Trooper Taylor wants receivers Trovon Reed and DeAngelo Benton to be “fueled up.”

7.  Arkansas’ loss of Knile Davis will put more pressure on new quarterback Tyler Wilson.

8.  Bobby Petrino brought in former one-legged Arizona State wrestler Anthony Robles to inspire his team… and they say it worked.

9.  The Hogs’ offensive line play — complete with two new tackles – is improving.

10.  Mike Anderson’s first roundball schedule at Arkansas features games with Michigan and defending national champ UConn.

11.  A weekend scrimmage gave LSU’s offense a confidence boost.

12.  The Tigers hope to once again thrive in the kicking game even with a lot of new faces (and feet).

13.  Karnell Hatcher and Kevin Minter are fighting to win Kelvin Sheppard’s old middle linebacker job.  (This writer says Hatcher has “wisdom and guile” on his side.  So you might say the job could come down to “Karnell knowledge.”)

14.  LSU will unveil its new statue of Shaquille O’Neal on September 8th.

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SEC Headlines – 4/11/11 Part Three

1.  Trent Richardson is taking on a leadership role at Alabama as the Tide’s #1 tailback.

2.  The guys in Bama’s secondary have been nursing a lot of injuries this spring.

3.  Auburn plans to get the ball into Trovon Reed’s hands in a lot of different ways.

4.  It doesn’t sound like the Tigers’ QBs had much success in a weekend scrimmage.

5.  Bobby Petrino thinks it’s now clear that he’s happy and planning to stay at Arkansas.

6.  The Hogs want to top what last year’s 10-win team did.

7.  Ole Miss’ rushing attack was dominant in a Saturday scrimmage.

8.  Mississippi State’s left tackle competition will go down to the wire.

9.  Dylan Favre led the Maroon on a game-winning drive in MSU’s spring game.

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Report: NCAA Investigators Head To Louisiana In Auburn Probe

And this is the danger of having NCAA investigators on your tail.

While sources continue to say that NCAA sleuths have yet to turn up any serious new dirt regarding Auburn’s recruitment of Cam Newton, the NCAA’s investigation into the Newton recruitment might lead to the discovery of other violations involving other players.

Back in January, Thayer Evans of FoxSports.com relayed the story of Auburn’s surprising recruiting success in Thibodaux, Louisiana.  Monday, the NCAA turned up to talk to Auburn signee Greg Robinson and three other people in Thibodaux regarding AU’s recruitment of Robinson and current Tiger receiver Trovon Reed (who signed with Auburn last year).

The NCAA is taking an interest in a person named Sean Nelson — who may or may not be acting as a “street agent” for players — and Auburn assistant Trooper Taylor.

Click here for the latest from Evans.

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