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Updated: Zeke Pike reportedly leaving Auburn for summer

Zeke Pike

Updated 6/25 @ 7:00 p.m.: Following his arrest over the weekend for public intoxication, Auburn quarterback Zeke Pike has left Auburn and returned home to Fort Mitchell, Ky., where he reportedly plans to spend the rest of the summer, al.com is reporting.

Whether Pike left, or was asked to leave, is unclear; Auburn still has not commented on Pike’s status.

Pike came to Auburn with a bit of a track record. He was suspended for undisclosed reasons for a couple of games during his final year at Dixie Heights High School, and was also reportedly asked to leave a 7-on-7 summer camp for throwing a football at an official.

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Freshman quarterback Zeke Pike had been in the running for Auburn’s starting quarterback job as recently as this spring. Given the following slip-up, however, those chances may — or, may not — have taken a hit.

Multiple media outlets report that Pike, a freshman who enrolled at Auburn in January, was arrested this weekend and charged with public intoxication. He was released on $300 bond.

So far, Auburn has yet to have anything to say regarding the matter. In the Tigers’ spring game in April, Pike completed 5-of-11 passes for 48 yards.

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  1. alligatorsnapper says: Jun 24, 2012 8:27 PM

    Coach Chizik and/or his staff will address this matter privately but may also answer the media’s questions soon. Not wise behavior, Pike. (but keep in mind he is a newby freshman and will learn the behavior expected by Chizik soon enough, if he hasn’t already. Someone out there is saying “Have Cam Newton mentor him!” Shame on you.

  2. canetic says: Jun 24, 2012 8:43 PM

    Probably underage too. Why didn’t they charge him with that? He must really be in the running for the starting qb job.

  3. inhokewetrust says: Jun 24, 2012 9:15 PM

    That’s what u get for passing up MICHIGAN….enjoy junior collage or division AA school….HAIL TO THE VICTORS….HOKE A MANIA running wild

  4. indywvu says: Jun 25, 2012 1:24 AM

    I’m sure neither of the last two posters drank before they were 21 and are perfect upstanding citizens. Don’t be hypocrites, people.

  5. florida727 says: Jun 25, 2012 7:18 AM

    Agree with #indywvu. And I’m sure the reason he was drinking was because he took a pass on going to Michigan. Yeah. That was it. Idiot. (The poster, not the QB.)

  6. thegamecocker says: Jun 25, 2012 7:55 AM

    BREAKING NEWS: ZEKE PIKE EARNS STARTING QB AT AUBURN!!!

    That’s right, exhibiting poor behavior is PERFECT for the “offensive” leadership role at Auburn. With 4 years of eligibility remaining, he has begun his ascent to “PIKE’S PEAK”. His next act will be stealing laptops and cheating on exams like “SHAM”, his idol. Oh wait, all his classes will probably be taken on-line!!!

  7. auburntigers34 says: Jun 25, 2012 8:27 AM

    gamecocker,

    how’s everything going with Kenny Davis? glass houses and all that…

  8. fnc111 says: Jun 25, 2012 9:41 AM

    scUM showing why they are scUM. Michigan didn’t even play anyone last year . Joke of a big ten schedule.

  9. td2ut says: Jun 25, 2012 9:46 AM

    @gamecocker

    Stephen Garcia.

  10. stairwayto7 says: Jun 25, 2012 10:08 AM

    Another day another SEC player arrested! Stay classy SEC hicks and hide that moonshine when drinking outside!

  11. 1990tiger says: Jun 25, 2012 10:23 AM

    td2ut says:

    @gamecocker

    Stephen Garcia.

    ================================
    Well played my friend.

  12. bertenheim says: Jun 25, 2012 10:42 AM

    Public intox, by itself, is a pretty weak charge, especially for a 19 year old on or near campus. Give the kid a break unless there’s more to the story.
    The parochial Big 10 v. SEC jibes are pretty weak too.

  13. latchbeam says: Jun 25, 2012 11:30 AM

    This isn’t a big deal at all… especially at Auburn. Auburn doesn’t believe in punishing its players. They are even allowed to pay its player’s parents for letting their kids play there.

  14. poppyitis says: Jun 25, 2012 12:25 PM

    Do NOT worry folks. He will be starting by the second to third, if he is good enough. The law is till on the books , but little is done about it. He will receive a suspension for lets say 2 games, at most…

  15. thegamecocker says: Jun 25, 2012 12:33 PM

    @latchbeam

    Absolutely! That’s just the way this REFORM SCHOOL acts. What a farce of a “student-athletic” program. Shameful for a university to allot itself to be manipulated by Chizik and Jacobs. Players involved with shootings/murders; accepting players (NOT STUDENTS) that have been “for sale”; now a QB that is publicly intoxicated. Just waiting for the next shoe to drop. Just a horrible but well-deserved reputation. war eagle my arse…..they shouldn’t violate such a treasured bird of prey.

  16. thegamecocker says: Jun 25, 2012 12:59 PM

    @td2ut

    Are you referring to the South Carolina QB who EARNED his college degree during the spring of 2011? The STUDENT/ATHLETE who attended classes with his fellow students? The young man whose brother and sister graduated from Harvard? The Student/Athlete who lead THE University of South Carolina to its first Easter Division title? Is that the person? You’re a dumb-ass for mentioning him but that is JUST YOU! You enjoy your foot in your mouth! You’re an infant in an adult body. Time for you to leave.

  17. td2ut says: Jun 25, 2012 1:14 PM

    I am referring to the South Carolina QB who was suspended FIVE times by USC Jr before being kicked off the team. Seems relateable since you posted comments about a 19 year old kid at Auburn getting popped for underage consumption, when the guy you just went to bat for, has a rap sheet for several underage consumption tickets, pulling fire alarms at dorms, showing up to team meetings drunk, and so fourth.

  18. auburntigers34 says: Jun 25, 2012 1:22 PM

    don’t bother with facts with the gamecocker. he’s totally blinded by his hatred, ignorance, and obsession with anything and everything to do with Auburn.

    56-17

  19. thegamecocker says: Jun 25, 2012 1:31 PM

    @td2nut

    You are a liar. Garcia never showed up to a team meeting drunk; his so “rap sheet” never included cheating or stealing or anyone getting killed or shot like what happens at AUBURN. Your school is just reprehensible as are you. BTW, don’t forget to watch Carolina this evening on NATIONAL TV in the FINALS of the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP. All that great publicity our school is receiving. It must eat your heart out, heh? Too bad!

  20. thegamecocker says: Jun 25, 2012 1:32 PM

    Look, I’ve got to get back to work…and you have to get back in the unemployment line. Too busy today…bye AHOLE!!!

  21. td2ut says: Jun 25, 2012 1:47 PM

    if you can read….

    http://espn.go.com/blog/ncfnation/post/_/id/40481/if-this-is-the-end-garcia-is-only-to-blame

  22. 1990tiger says: Jun 25, 2012 1:56 PM

    @gameCOCKer

    I hope you got back to work before those fries got burned or the drive-in got too backed up.

    In listing Garcia’s “credentials”, you neglected to credit him with being the QB who had his a## handed to him at the 2010 SEC Championship game by the Auburn Tigers 56-17.

    BTW, I think it is very funny that you attribute the success of his brother and sister (graduating from Harvard…assuming it is true) to Garcia. I’m sure all he had to do with their graduations was to raise a glass (and another, and another, and another, and another, and another…) to their accomplishment.

  23. jrillah10 says: Jun 25, 2012 3:35 PM

    @1990tiger:

    I think I just wet myself. This guy gameCOCKer is a tool. What’s funny about this is, Steve went hard after this guy as well. I couldn’t wait to read his post. Stupidity at it’s finest. It’s too bad we won’t get to see another beat down of those scrubs in Columbia for a few years.

  24. 1990tiger says: Jun 25, 2012 5:27 PM

    @jrillah10

    Stupidity is too nice of a word to describe him. My guess is that I’m probably not too far off the mark about where he works. He seems to have such an inferiority complex when it comes to Clemson and Auburn and just spews hate without any logic or rationale. It is difficult for me to understand how someone could hate something as much as he hates Clemson and Auburn.

    I have friends who graduated from UA, from LSU, from SC, from UK, etc. We all enjoy the rivalries between our schools and have fun with it. People like the COCKer just take things a bit too seriously. I’ll bet he and Harvey Updick would get along very well (hmmmmm…..did I just uncover gameCOCKer’s real identity?)

    Don’t tell the COCKer this but I have been pulling for SC to win the CWS….especially after SB got put out. He might have a heart attack when he realizes that some (sane) people find it possible not to have absolute hatred for another school.

  25. kozbee says: Jun 25, 2012 5:34 PM

    Garcia,what a loser,South Carolina wins their conference and then gets mowed over by Auburn in the SEC Championship.I guess that left a bad taste in every Gamecocker fans mouth.Hey gamecocker,your team sux.

  26. normtide says: Jun 25, 2012 6:12 PM

    Every time I read about a college kid drinking or smoking a little weed, I yawn. They are not inmates, they are young men doing what millions have done before them.

    As for stairway, I see the same comment from you a lot. Instead of staying classy, the B1G coaches and directors should just stay out of young boys/mens pants. After the issues at PSU and UW, yall got a long wait before you can talk about class…

    Also, a sarcastic ty to your presidents for still trying to block a playoff. I did not know the fear ran that deep.

  27. thegamecocker says: Jun 25, 2012 6:33 PM

    @1990 tiger

    SC lost to a team using an ineligible player. The rules were changed soon after Scam was allowed to play. I believe he had two more years of eligibility but I think the NCAA made a “deal” with Auburn and Mike Slive. The NCAA let the thief and liar finish out the year and then he had to go! Soon after the NC game was played, the NCAA changed the rules about parents shopping their kids around and Scam was gone. They didn’t have the balls to slam his sorry ass the way they should have. They told Auburn to keep his father, the preacher newton, off Auburn property and definitely not in Jordan-Hare. Any other player would have left under those conditions. But only someone with no integrity or ethics would stay. Imagine your father not being allowed to watch you play. And YOU lying of having no knowledge of such a thing. I was born at night….but I wasn’t born LAST night. He lied to the NCAA; he lied about stealing and cheating at Florida and he left a BLACK mark on the game of college football. Tiger1990, Kozbee, jrillah10 go kiss his ass. But you STILL have a fake National Championship. Your school cheated! And please do not root for or against SC tonight. We don’t need SCUM SUPPORT! Auburn has the market on that.

  28. normtide says: Jun 25, 2012 6:53 PM

    I got no dog in the fight between game and 1990, but cam is gone and that year has passed. For me, it is about the coming year. I will say I think the future is brighter for carolina, I think AU has another Shug. A great guy, won a title early, but then just hung on as others got better. Thats just my thought, and I been wrong before, but newton is not walking through that door. I am not an AU basher, they always find a way down there.

  29. 1990tiger says: Jun 25, 2012 7:33 PM

    @gameCOCKer

    You just have no concept of factual reality do you? Newton was eligible when AU whipped SC and he wasn’t even at Auburn when AU beat SC in Columbia last year…what was supposed to be SC’s “breakout year”. Your deep-rooted hatred of Auburn is kind of funny but scary at the same time. You really should get control of that anger and deep-rooted hatred.

    You remind me so much of Harvey Updick. I can just hear you paraphrasing ‘ole Harvey now to excuse your behavior after you do something really crazy like he did: “I couldn’t help myself, I guess I just have too much C#ck in me”

    btw, what happened to your promise of not responding to my posts?

  30. thegamecocker says: Jun 25, 2012 7:35 PM

    @normtide

    You’re an objective person and pleasant too! You are correct though: Auburn ALWAYS funds a way….to CHEAT that is. Roll Tide and continue to dominate the West Ga club!

  31. jmb795 says: Jun 25, 2012 10:08 PM

    Calm down, guys. Maybe all Zeke’s doing is making a liquor run back to Ky.

  32. Steve says: Jun 25, 2012 10:43 PM

    jmb795 says:
    Jun 25, 2012 10:08 PM

    Calm down, guys. Maybe all Zeke’s doing is making a liquor run back to Ky.
    _______________

    It’s true. We do make fantastic bourbon.
     

  33. mammysdumplins says: Jun 25, 2012 11:11 PM

    This isnt a big a deal. He is probably going home to collect himself and learn from his mistake. He is young and deserved a chance to get his head on straight.

  34. dcroz says: Jun 26, 2012 6:58 AM

    I see stairwayto7 posted his usual garbage, then logged on to his 70 alternate accounts to give himself a thumbs-up. Must have arthritis in that shoulder from patting himself on the back.

  35. 1990tiger says: Jun 26, 2012 7:32 AM

    jmb795 says:

    Calm down, guys. Maybe all Zeke’s doing is making a liquor run back to Ky.

    =============================

    That was funny.

  36. thegamecocker says: Jun 26, 2012 8:02 AM

    @1990tiger

    I said I would not respond to you on another post…not this one. I’m not going to re-read my posts on this particular subject as I just don’t have time. But don’t worry fool, your renegade school is still fair game….ahhh, fair game; something Auburn has no concept of…..

  37. auburntigers34 says: Jun 26, 2012 8:41 AM

    South Carolina’s on NCAA probation, right? just checking.

  38. 1990tiger says: Jun 26, 2012 9:00 AM

    auburntigers34 says:

    South Carolina’s on NCAA probation, right? just checking.

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    Don’t confuse game COCKer with facts. His fantasy world doesn’t have room for them. SC is on probation for 3 years (ending April 26, 2015) for failure to monitor, impermissible recruiting, extra benefits, and preferential treatment. You can find the NCAA report here:

    http://www.ncaa.org/wps/wcm/connect/public/ncaa/resources/latest+news/2012/april/university+of+south+carolina+cited+for+failure+to+monitor

  39. nicksabansanahole says: Jun 26, 2012 9:51 AM

    Man, I love it when the gamecocker gets all riled up. He has the worst case of little big man’s disease I have ever seen. Must be a common thing among Gamecock fans. You guys are right, please don’t bother him with facts. He can’t be bothered with stupid things like that. Oh and you are wrong about his employment. He is no where near qualified for fry duty. He is pumping gas down in five points with most of the former Gamecock players.

  40. waynefontes says: Jun 26, 2012 10:41 AM

    stairwayto7 says:
    Jun 25, 2012 10:08 AM
    Another day another SEC player arrested! Stay classy SEC hicks and hide that moonshine when drinking outside!

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    So says the Penn State fan. At least SEC schools don’t employ and enable child molestors.

    You lose. Again.

  41. tigerpbg says: Jun 26, 2012 11:28 AM

    latchbeam – I believe you are referring to UAT, not Auburn. Why don’t you head back to your site with the other UPDYKES!

  42. sprizzle2182 says: Jun 26, 2012 1:30 PM

    Zeke Pike has had an attitude problem longer than any of us know about…he went to AU with one and suffered consequences and suspensions throughout high school…if his parents and coaches haven’t been able to stress the importance of choices and being a reliable teammate by now, chances are this summer break back home wont do it…if he doesnt go back to AU a different kind of player they’ll be better off giving his scholly to someone else…

  43. sprizzle2182 says: Jun 26, 2012 1:36 PM

    thegamecocker says:
    Jun 25, 2012 1:31 PM
    @td2nut

    You are a liar. Garcia never showed up to a team meeting drunk; his so “rap sheet” never included cheating or stealing or anyone getting killed or shot like what happens at AUBURN. Your school is just reprehensible as are you. BTW, don’t forget to watch Carolina this evening on NATIONAL TV in the FINALS of the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP. All that great publicity our school is receiving. It must eat your heart out, heh? Too bad!

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    ur right gameCOCKer…he didnt show up to team meeting drunk, it was a SEC QB meeting!! he was there to learn about leadership..lol…Garcia is a joke, was a joke, and will continue to be a forgotten fat joke…by the way, how’d those finals work out for ya?!!? lol….this article has nothing to do with USC but for some reason yall are all over this story defending a QB who yall should be ashamed of urselves…if my teams QB acted the way Pike or Garcia did, i would want him gone, and fast, 1 bad seed spoils the bunch…USC and AU are both better off without them

  44. sprizzle2182 says: Jun 26, 2012 1:38 PM

    one last thing GAMECOCKER:

    thought u might be interested in this article about one of yalls OL SEXUALLY ASSAULTING A WOMAN!!

    http://msn.foxsports.com/collegefootball/story/south-carolina-offensive-lineman-kenny-davis-arrested-for-allegedly-sexually-assaulting-woman-062212

  45. thegamecocker says: Jun 26, 2012 8:08 PM

    @nicksabans….@sprizzle

    Yea, I’m pumping alright! I filled your MOTHER up last night! Both of them

  46. decasooner says: Jun 26, 2012 10:07 PM

    Lol what a punk annnnyway who gives a rats ass hes 19 old enough to die for his country old enough.to get drunk you guys are a trip living in your glass houses

  47. nicksabansanahole says: Jun 27, 2012 9:23 AM

    @thegamecocker, my mother would die before she let you put your filthy hands on her. Nice call loser. Straight to mom jokes. You know, you don’t even have to use gamecock in your name to know you are a classless gamecock loser. We can tell by your mastery of insults. By the way if you want to talk about my mother I’ll drive down to Columbia and meet you anywhere you want. You can say that to my face instead of hiding behind your computer screen, coward. You are garbage. Plain and simple. I am sure your mother would be proud of the son she raised to stoop to the level you continually do on here. You are pure garbage, son.

  48. thegamecocker says: Jun 27, 2012 9:31 AM

    @nicksaban….AH

    Gee, I sense I have hit a nerve….precisely what I intended. You have yourself a great day!

  49. 1990tiger says: Jun 27, 2012 11:14 AM

    @gameCOCKer

    You hit a nerve of common decency that most rational people have. Ironically, in an earlier thread I predicted you would resort to “mama” references. Nicksaban calling you garbage is an understatement. Now get back to the frier before the lunch crowd hits.

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