Third times a charm? That’s what ex-Auburn RB Michael Dyer is hoping for. Over the past couple of years since Dyer was on the Auburn Tiger’s BCS Championship winning team, he has been using synthetic marijuana. He has said recently that he has since stopped using the synthetic drug, and he no longer owns his registered gun, which was used during a 2011 robbery. He seems to be taking a step in the right direction.
Dyer doesn’t want to have to join the NFL Supplemental Draft in the coming months, he would rather play for a college team for another year or two. He’s hoping someone will give him another chance. Since he didn’t play at Arkansas State, he has two more years of football eligibility left in college. He sounds serious with the decision, and here’s what he had to say.
I want a chance to show people my character is better than it was in the past. I want to clear my name. I understand the reasons I am in this situation. I placed myself here. I take responsibility.
Of the teams that have been speculated to have an interest in Dyer, Western Kentucky, Troy, and Illinois State have had some apparent contact with the running back. It is unclear if Dyer will get to prove he’s a changed man, but he not willing to give up the idea.
What do you think? Do you think someone will give him another shot, and if so, will he silence his critics?