It didn’t take long for former Auburn and Arkansas State running back Michael Dyer to find his new, one-year home.
Or, so we (and everyone else) thought.
A Twitter account for @Mike_Dyer5 said Monday night that he’s heading to Prairie View A&M, a SWAC member in the FCS. However, there’s another account for Dyer, @Michael5Dyer, that has not tweeted since Sept. 9.
Whether the account is a fake or not, it doesn’t matter. Panthers coach Heishma Northern said he hasn’t spoken to Dyer.
“I have not contacted Mike Dyer,” Northern told Al.com. “None of my assistant coaches have, to my knowledge.
“I haven’t talked to any coaches from Auburn, I haven’t talked to any coaches from Arkansas State, I haven’t talked to his high school coaches, and I haven’t talked him.”
However, ESPN’s Joe Schad reports that, per Prairie View A&M, paperwork is the main snag for Dyer to be eligible. So, which is it? We’ll let you know when it’s official.
Dyer, a former five-star running back, was dismissed from Arkansas State last month by head coach Gus Malzahn. Dyer was pulled over in March by an officer who found marijuana and a gun in the car Dyer was driving. The traffic stop occurred just a few months after Dyer transferred to the Red Wolves from Auburn.
Dyer was attempting to receive a hardship waiver from the NCAA that would allow him to play for Arkansas State immediately, but that was ultimately denied.