Auburn hires security company to monitor players

Auburn is going the extra mile — maybe two miles — to ensure that its players don’t get in trouble. The athletic department has hired a private security company to keep tabs on players who live off campus.

From the Associated Press:

Auburn athletics has hired a private security firm to help enforce player curfews.

The Montgomery Advertiser reports that Event Operations Group is working with the team’s player development staff on the curfew checks.

A company official says it began sending employees to players’ off-campus homes shortly after a player was arrested on a public intoxication charge on Aug. 25.

Coach Gene Chizik says the extra assistance helps him keep tabs on players who live off-campus. He says the company helps enforce an 11 p.m. curfew he implemented at the start of the season.

Chizik wouldn’t go into details, but he says he always does what’s best for the team.

The Tigers are seeking their first Southeastern Conference win against No. 5 Georgia in Auburn on Saturday.

Chizik may be reacting to a series of legal problems surrounding his team.

In Septermber, receiver Quan Bray was arrested for allegedly having an open container of alcohol in his car during a traffic stop in Georgia. In August, center Reese Dismukes was arrested on a charge of public intoxication. And last year, four players were kicked off the team after they were arrested on robbery charges.

12 comments Add your comment

bill

November 8th, 2012
11:07 am

Richt should take note.

Spanky

November 8th, 2012
11:15 am

bill, you ain’t just whistling Dixie!! That’s a great idea! Hire these guys and put’em to work in Ath-town, pronto!!

Fact

November 8th, 2012
11:16 am

It has gone well so far. This has been going on since September.

5150 UOAD`

November 8th, 2012
11:41 am

But But But WAIT these are Grown Men! Many think they should get paid to play college ball but they can’t get in bed on time and stay out of trouble?

billyBobjacket

November 8th, 2012
3:42 pm

5150 UOAD: Did you NEVER drink or stay out past 11:00 while you were in college?

Bobby Petrino

November 8th, 2012
4:32 pm

As soon as I set up shop on December 1st I will fire the security company…I don’t want them following me that is for sure.

Nacos

November 9th, 2012
10:00 am

They need to hire someone to coach their team.

ALL IN FAMILY

Burdell

November 9th, 2012
11:19 am

Obviously Chizik’s “big brother” mentality has paid off on the field…

Paddy

November 9th, 2012
12:46 pm

Bobby Petrino……….chill Bobby, you won’t be in Auburn or any other big conference next season! Take your wife out to the Golden Coral for supper and relax!

On the private security issue; it’s a good idea!

Bammer

November 9th, 2012
2:21 pm

Blame this on the NCAA. If the team could all live together in the athletic dorm like they could until a few years ago I bet this wouldn’t be a problem with most schools. But at least everyone is EQUAL right?

Gene

November 11th, 2012
7:59 pm

Auburn had some bad things going on in the last year or so– the home invasion, the shootings last summer, and the departure of Mahlzon. This all reflects on the head coach. This team has lost self respect, and I don’t think Chizik can fix that. He’s proving to be an expensive mistake.

billy the exterminator

November 11th, 2012
8:41 pm

What’s next, Bath check,follow by the brush your teeth guard.

Kick a few off the team! Send a message.