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Breaking News … Sean White Dismissed From the Team

By on September 18th, 2017 in Football, News 12 Comments »
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USA TODAY Sports

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 …

Update:

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.

12 Comments

  1. ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN says:

    Other than being really disappointed, I’m not sure what to think as it relates to the actions of Sean White.
    So now, if something happens to Stidham then the redshirt is probably burned for Willis.

    Pretty happy about the softball hire, though..

  2. WarSamEagle WarSamEagle says:

    So disappointed. I’ve always been a big fan of his. Can’t help but wonder if he just couldn’t take being demoted. I hope he can recover and maybe play some where else and I also hope this is not a big distraction for the team.

  3. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Well Gus, Chip, Herb, Kodi. You better make sure the O Line, the receivers and Stidham become laser focused and get it together in a hurry, because the fan base is already drafting your pink slips. I hate this for Sean, but we all know this is a symptom of a much larger issue that just has not seen daylight yet, and explains a great deal about why our offense is so anemic. The players are mentally checking out. If the QB at Auburn is suspended and then comes back and get back into trouble immediately after that suspension, that means he doesn’t care about himself or the team. That is frightening because if the QB feels that way, you know he is not the only one. We know K Davis and Pettway also did something wrong. No defensive players, just offensive. Pettway also doesn’t resemble the 2016 Pettway either, although that may be due to injury.
    I dont know, I am afraid this is the start of something very bad. I hope I am wrong.

    • uglyjoe says:

      From a slightly different perspective, perhaps Sean White became poisonous after he was passed over for the starting QB job. His attitude caused the other two suspensions, thus he getting a longer penalty. I have no reason to believe this, other than it makes me feel better than Colonel’s explanation.

  4. dyingculture dyingculture says:

    I’m not sure if a dismissal is the right thing to do here. Typically what they do in the military for guys like him is send him to counseling and AA meetings. He doesn’t have a prior history of problems and isn’t a team supposed to rally around the guy who is going through a rough patch? Like maybe he could step away from team activities for a while, but I’m not sure about an outright dismissal quite yet.

  5. Tigerstripe Tigerstripe says:

    Sad to see this because he was really a baller. It’s got to be tough to work so hard to even get to this stage only to be replace by something shinier and newer…I’ve heard it said that they love you on signing day but the next day, they’re looking to replace you. Good luck Sean, hope you land somewhere good and get to keep taking snaps.

  6. dyingculture dyingculture says:

    Welp, I guess the coaching staff can make an even stronger case to Justin Fields about why he should join the team……

    • Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

      ,,,,,,,AAAANNNND if you are an opposing coach, you just tell Fields that Auburn is the place where promising QB careers go to die.

      We haven’t had more than three NFL caliber QB’s on campus in my lifetime…..and two won the Heisman. That tells me that if they don’t have overwhelming physical talent, they have no hope of succeeding at the next level if they come to Auburn. We just don’t know how to develop them.

  7. easyedwin easyedwin says:

    Relax, errybody. Coach did the right thing. Maybe SW was suspended early on for drunkenness. There have been no second second chances.

  8. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……What was it my dad used to tell me? "Son, nothing good ever happens after midnight." It proved true again, it seems. I liked Sean White as a player. He was tough, smart, and accurate. Had some unfortunate injuries, and got thrown back into the starting lineup too soon.

    …..I've seen comments on other boards that the suspension was an academic issue. I also saw some cringe-worthy comments that White got busted on purpose, so he'd be kicked off the team, and able to play immediately, with no one-year sit-down. I don't buy that second one, at all. The Sean White I know is way smarter than to take a public drunk conviction, in order to play sooner.

  9. B-REAL says:

    White and the offense checked out when Stidham won the job,and nobody on the offense could believe it.Gus thinks he can make changes to the QB position and it not effect the way players see things but he’s wrong.Good luck hanging on to your job and the highschool games you play with your players.

  10. Owendavid says:

    My source says Davis, Pettway, & White were found smoking pot. Is a 2 game suspension justified? Remember Nick got arrested and only got half game suspension…i.e. the reason ole Gus has tried to keep it strictly between him and them. Double standard? And why did White walk into the AU police station? The QB jov was never Whites to lose. He was intentionally held out if spring camp as the job was JS from the get go and White finally realized the same with 2 game suspension and then no snaps in the Mercer game.

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