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Auburn is once again on the defensive amid allegations of wrongdoing going back to the 2010 national championship season.
A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Auburn has released All-Southeastern Conference tailback Mike Dyer from his scholarship.
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When Cam Newton and Ryan Mallet square off Saturday, it will be an SEC quarterback showdown featuring the swashbuckler vs. the gunslinger.
Dyer had said that he turned down requests to participate in the robbery after a night of smoking spice and drinking at Benton's place, and that Goodwin took his handgun without permission.