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.