Mike Dyer suspended by Auburn

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Auburn sophomore tailback Mike Dyer has been suspended indefinitely for violating undisclosed team rules and won’t play in the Tigers’ bowl game.

Auburn tailback Michael Dyer will have to sit out the Chick-fil-A Bowl after he was suspended indefinitely by the team.  BUTCH DILL/ASSOCIATED PRESS
BUTCH DILL/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Auburn tailback Michael Dyer will have to sit out the Chick-fil-A Bowl after he was suspended indefinitely by the team.

Auburn confirmed the suspension of the first-team All-Southeastern Conference player Sunday and said he will miss the Chick-fil-A Bowl Dec. 31 against Virginia.

Dyer is the first Auburn back to rush for 1,000 yards in each of his first two seasons.

As a freshman, he rushed for 1,093 yards and was the offensive MVP of the national championship game in January.

This year, he has rushed for 1,242 yards and 10 touchdowns.

PENN STATE: Former coach Joe Paterno re-fractured his pelvis after falling at his home Saturday but was expected to make a full recovery, the family’s lawyer confirmed through a firm spokesman on Sunday.

Paterno was admitted to the hospital on Sunday and will not require surgery, according to The Associated Press.

Wick Sollers, who the Paternos retained last month in the wake of the scandal that led to the coach’s firing, confirmed the report.

MARYLAND: Police say a linebacker has been charged with disorderly conduct after an officer spotted him ranting and punching cars.

University of Maryland police spokesman Capt. Marc Limansky says an officer came across 18-year-old Alex Twine early Friday behaving erratically, yelling and punching cars at a shopping center just off campus.

The officer told Twine to stop, but he fled. Limansky says the officer chased Twine and arrested him.

IOWA: Defensive coordinator Norm Parker says he’s retiring after 13 seasons with the Hawkeyes.

The 70-year-old Parker says in a statement released by the school that he’s stepping down following Iowa’s matchup with Oklahoma in the Insight Bowl on Dec. 30.

BOSTON COLLEGE: Linebacker Luke Kuechly won the Lott IMPACT Trophy.

Kuechly received the eighth annual award named for Hall of Fame defensive back Ronnie Lott on Sunday night at the Pacific Club. It honors on-field performance and personal character among defensive players.


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