In for a penny…

C’mon, fess up.   How many of you thought “Alabama State” as soon as you heard this news?


UPDATE:  Here’s a gem from the underlying story to Dyer’s dismissal.

According to a Jonesboro Sun report written by Matt Roberson (subscription required), the dismissal is likely related to a March traffic stop in White County. Dyer was pulled over by an Arkansas State Trooper who found marijuana and a gun in his vehicle. Video of the traffic stop was obtained by The Sun through a Freedom of Information Act filed by the Searcy Daily Citizen.

It is unclear who was in possession of the gun and marijuana, per the newspaper’s report. Trooper Royce Denney issued Dyer a speeding ticket and no charges were filed stemming from the discovery of the handgun or drugs. Per The Sun Denney is currently under investigation for his handling of the stop.

The Sun has details of conversations between Dyer and Denney caught on the officer’s in-car video camera. (It’s worth the $.99 one-day subscription fee.)

“You’ve got a career ahead of you, but you’re being a total dumb ass right now,” Denney apparently says to Dyer during the stop.


Filed under Auburn's Cast of Thousands, Georgia Football

62 responses to “In for a penny…

  1. Nate Dawg

    So now Richt’s lost control of Arkansas State’s program too?? Dude’s gonna get fired if he ain’t careful…

  2. DawgPhan

    So at least now we have video evidence of State troopers in other states handle star football players…In athens, He would have been charged with multiple felonies and taken to jail on the spot. Not a life lesson and a speeding ticket.

    • Reed Rothchild

      Exactly–apparently the police everywhere but Athens are allowed to use restraint and common sense.

      I think there should be a limit though. Isn’t it just a little strange that no football player ever breaks the law in Tuscaloosa, even though they all come from the same pool of hooligans?

    • 81Dog

      Damon Evans is considering moving to Arkansas. Just sayin’….

  3. I wonder if Trooper Royce Denney would like to give a lecture on officer-athlete relations to A-CC & UGA’s finest. I kid, of course. I know and love many officers in Athens, and I do not wish to be stopped by any of them.

  4. Go Dawgs!

    Well, you can bet that Dyer won’t make the same mistake twice as far as transferring to another 1-A program. Looks like his only real “punishment” is going to be finding a spot in a cushy 1-AA town for about six months with immediate playing time and then it’s on to the bright lights of the NFL! Instead of being stuck in Arkansas for two years, he’s free and clear after December.

    Of course, the NFL’s going to have to take a long, hard look at the character issues involved … but come on, that’s never really stopped them before.

  5. Gravidy

    Well…it isn’t like we didn’t already know this sort of thing went almost everywhere but Athens, but that doesn’t mean I like seeing it in black and white. Holy sheet, Senator, what a way to start a Monday…

  6. Scorpio Jones, III

    Obviously, there is no point in Trooper Denney applying for a job on the Athens Clarke force.

    • 81Dog

      or the Georgia State Patrol. Those boys ain’t playin’ a bit.

      • and yet they love their free tickets to games escorting the buses and CMR….

      • Carnival Barker

        The State Boys got their wings clipped when they put cameras in the cars. Back in the day, they got more sex than anybody I knew. Women just loved that uniform so much until they would go 100 mph just so they’d get stopped by one them boys. I bet about 20% of the force retired the day they put the cameras in. So, it’s not like they don’t want to play around, it’s that they can’t play around.

        And yea, I’ve heard that back in the good ole days they used to let Jake Scott among others slide a good bit in every corner of the state.

  7. OrlandoDawg

    I’m not nearly as surprised by Dyer’s dismissal or treatment by the cops as I am that one has to actually pay to read the Jonesboro Sun.

    • Normaltown Mike

      Hold your horses Woodward & Bernstein, it MIGHT be that people are PAID to read the newspaper.

      Can we get a confirmation from someone from the greater Jonesboro Arkansas community on what premium content with the Jonesboro Sun entails? Are you paying to read the paper or PAID to READ the paper?

    • Go Dawgs!

      Welcome to the future. Giving it away for free on the internet has been causing newspapers to hemorrhage money for years. The smaller ones can’t make it work anymore. It’ll be interesting to see if people will be willing to start paying for what they’ve gotten for free for the past 15 years.

  8. WarD Eagle

    If he goes to Alabama State, I’m laying some serious $$$$ on them to win whatever division they play in. I see a great triple option opportunity for someone.

  9. Sneaky Short

    I see Jasper Sanks has taken his mentoring talents to Arkansas.

  10. stoopnagle

    I think this is great. Because you know Dyer didn’t do anything like this in Auburn, AL. #shhhhhhh

    • WarD Eagle

      Uh…he’s gone for a reason, no?

      • BMan

        If her was at Florida, he’d have to upgrade weapons and fire it on campus, and he’d get a quarter off the first game.

      • Go Dawgs!

        I think that was his point. It wasn’t a dig at Auburn, it was a dig at Malzahn and Arkansas State for apparently thinking he was back on the straight and narrow.

        • WarD Eagle


          I think second chances; change of scenery are fair options. Malzahn didn’t waste any time, though. I like that.

    • Governor Milledge

      Now we all know Dyer owned at least 2 handguns

      • WarD Eagle

        I completely missed that the other one would have been confiscated; assumed it was the same.

        • stoopnagle

          Pretty sure gubmit takes away weapons used to commit crimes w/o regard to who committed the crime.

          • Go Dawgs!

            That used to be the case until recently in Georgia. The legislature recently passed a law that was signed by Governor Deal that requires law enforcement agencies to return all firearms to an “innocent owner” if possible after the completion of a case, and if not, to a gun retailer instead of destroying the weapon. “Innocent owner” means that if the perpetrator of the crime was not the owner of the weapon and the rightful owner of the weapon had no knowledge the gun would be used in a crime, that gun must be returned to the owner. At least, that’s my understanding of the new law.

            • DawgPhan

              so Deal has seen unemployment continue, made getting a license tougher, made GA the a civil rights violator, and made sure guns used in crimes get back to people that let their guns be used in crimes. boy we made a great choice there.

  11. Dubyadee

    . . . in for a dime?

  12. Scott W.

    Dyer and Malzahn held a joint…

    It was on the internet, it has to be true!

  13. Bark Madley

    How many of you thought “Alabama State” as soon as you heard this news?

    To be truthful, I was thinking Georgia until I read the officer’s account.

    It is always Georgia.

  14. Always Someone Else's Fault

    I think Auburn 2011 is a Cam-plosion away from going down as the most embarrassing NCAA championship team, ever. They might already be there.

  15. maybe the uga athletic association just needs to give the athens cops a big sky box full of liquor and coeds and get this thing handled!

    • stoopnagle

      Someone already tried that. I don’t think I have to tell you he *was* the AD at the University of Georgia.

      **none of us really thinks that’s the first time he tried that line, do we?**

  16. Dawg in Beaumont

    Am I alone in hoping he spills the beans on Auburn now that he has nothing to lose (even at Arky State I assume he may have had some loyalty to Malzahn)?

    • 81Dog

      maybe this is finally when the rest of the world finds out about Auburn’s elaborate system of money launderers, offshore accounts, and bag men. Cecil Newton had no comment on this story, when reached on satellite phone on his yacht in the Caymans.

      • WarD Eagle

        I’m thinking there are two worlds.

        The world that knows about all this stuff and the rest of the world.

        Current inhabitants of the “knowing” world are Danny Sheridan, that angry metrosexual Thamel dude, Updyke Nation, and you guys.

        That’s some mighty fine company you’re keeping.

        • Always Someone Else's Fault

          Why don’t you guys give Freeh a call to give everything a good once-over and clear things up? You could easily cover the costs with a web-site soliciting donations. Heck, I’ll pledge $50.

      • Always Someone Else's Fault

        A church-owned yacht, I am sure.

  17. shane#1

    I blame Bobo. Oh, first!

  18. Aligator

    As crazy as this sounds it almost seems made up so he could go somewhere else and play this fall. Get about 2000 yards and go get paid. SMH.