Breaking News … Sean White Dismissed From the Team
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Auburn backup quarterback Sean White has been dismissed from the Auburn football team.
He was arrested in the early morning hours Sunday for public intoxication,booked into the Lee County Detention Facility at 3:28 a.m and was later released on a $500 bond. The dismissal comes on the heels of a two-game suspension for undisclosed team violations to begin the season.
True freshman Malik Willis will most likely be the number-two guy to starter Jarrett Stidham with walk-on Devin Adams serving as the number-three QB.
While the school has not confirmed the dismissal, multiple media outlets are reporting it is a done deal.
More to come …
We now have confirmation with Coach Malzahn’s official statement.
“Sean White is no longer a part of our football program at Auburn,” Malzahn said. “He has made poor decisions that are not in the best interest of our program, and more importantly, himself. We appreciate his time at Auburn and wish him nothing but the best.”
White started 16 games for Auburn but spent most of the past two years battling injuries, including a broken arm in last year’s Sugar Bowl. Although the former four-star recruit only threw one touchdown pass in 2016, he totaled 2,845 yards and 10 touchdowns during three years on the Plains.
He finished his career ranking third all time in Auburn history with a 61.5 passing percentage. He was a fan favorite for the way he played with enthusiasm and almost reckless abandonment to his own personal health to get one more yard.
While it’s sad to see his time on the Plains end this way, it may open the door for Malik Willis, who looked very good on A Day.