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Updated: Michael Dyer dismissed from Arkansas State

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Auburn transfer Michael Dyer hadn’t even stepped on the field for Arkansas State yet before he began making headlines for all the wrong reasons.

Turns out, Dyer won’t play for the Red Wolves anyway. Ever.

In somewhat surprising news, Arkansas coach Gus Malzahn announced Sunday night that Dyer had been dismissed from the team for an undisclosed violation of team rules.

“I am truly disappointed that it didn’t work out here at ASU for Mike,” said Malzahn in the statement.  “I wish Mike nothing but the best in the future.”

The Jonesboro Sun added that the dismissal may be related to a spring traffic stop where officers found a gun and marijuana in Dyer’s car.

Though Dyer had only transferred to Arkansas State this year, he was already the subject of more transfer rumors after his appeal for immediate eligibility was denied by the NCAA. It was thought briefly that Dyer may transfer to a lower level program so he could play right away before likely taking off for the NFL, but that speculation ended up being quashed.

Dyer rushed for more than 1,000 yards each of his two seasons with Auburn, and was a first-team All-SEC performer in 2011.  However, he was suspended for the Tigers’ Chick-fil-A appearance and left the school shortly thereafter.

Updated 7/30 @ 12:45 p.m.: Arkansas State police have released the following statement related to the Dyer traffic stop, which you can read below. Also, if you’re looking for some video of the incident, click HERE.

Colonel JR Howard, Director of the Arkansas State Police, has received a final report from the department’s Office of Professional Standards and the Command Staff Review Board relative to an internal investigation of a March 10th 2012 traffic stop by State Trooper Royce Denney.

The traffic stop involved two vehicles, one operated by Michael Dyer and the other by Ronnie Wright.

Both drivers were cited by Trooper Denney for speeding 96 miles per hour in a 70 mile per hour zone.  The tickets are on file at White County District Court.

A copy of the traffic stop video recording captured by Trooper Denney’s patrol car camera has been released under the provisions of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Presently there is a personnel matter associated with the investigation of Trooper Denney pending before Colonel Howard and at this time the department is prohibited from acknowledging any further information about the internal investigation.

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13 Responses to “Updated: Michael Dyer dismissed from Arkansas State”
  1. choochoorider says: Jul 29, 2012 9:07 PM

    That’s what you get for being hand fed all your life!!! He was always used to being #1 and not giving a crap about anyone else. NOT ONE HUMBLE BONE IN HIS BODY!!

  2. hoopsvader says: Jul 29, 2012 9:12 PM

    Sounds like a Meechigan Man

  3. cubano76 says: Jul 29, 2012 9:17 PM

    Way to blow an incredible opportunity young man. Maybe this will wake him up.

  4. cubano76 says: Jul 29, 2012 9:18 PM

    ….and upon reading this story, Randy Edsall has also kicked him off the Maryland Football Team.

  5. dcroz says: Jul 29, 2012 9:27 PM

    So I guess this means he’s going to Pittsburg State after all?

    And what’s the over/under on him becoming this decade’s version of Maurice Clarett?

  6. butlers91 says: Jul 29, 2012 9:35 PM

    Urban Meyer just offered him a full ride, and a deal on tattoos.

  7. seanmmartin says: Jul 29, 2012 9:44 PM


  8. gmenfan1982 says: Jul 29, 2012 10:47 PM

    What a waste of potential. I thought this kid was gonna be a big time running back monster at auburn.

  9. canetic says: Jul 29, 2012 11:31 PM

    Penn State on line 1. Urban Meyer on line 2.

  10. kozbee says: Jul 29, 2012 11:52 PM

    Why he carried a gun is beyond me,then its used in a robbery.Then he gets popped for weed and now this whatever it is.Dyer your on the wrong road,think about it.My bet he never see`s the NFL. JMO..

  11. v2the4 says: Jul 30, 2012 4:23 AM

    got dayam son, you messed up another opportunity to get a free college education with all the perks, live high off the hog, and eventually translate whatever college talent you had into a high draft pick……dyer is starting to look similiar to sad sack cases like lawerence phillips of nebraska, cecil collins of lsu and maurice clarret of ohio state, all of whom who were highly recrutied running backs at one time or another, all of whom were kicked off teams, and all of whom who served time in prison. Collins and Phillips are still in prison.

    when are these youngsters going to grow up? is dyer watching too much make believe tv, trying to carry guns like bruce willis or bags of weed like snoop dog? grow up son….you’ve already lost a zhitload of money…just ask janoris jenkins how much his love for weed and babymaking cost him?

  12. brutusbuckeye2011 says: Jul 30, 2012 9:07 AM

    It wouldn’t surprise me if some NFL team puts him on the roster. The NFL doesn’t seem to place a lot of emphasis on moral values (e.g., Denver took Clarett and Philly took Vick).

  13. brakengo says: Jul 31, 2012 3:06 AM

    Exactly. You had it all but wanted more now you gave nothing. Go try Arena or UFL or some league in Thailand. Pfft.

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