Pike Heads Home Following Arrest

Quarterback Zeke Pike headed home on Monday after being arrested over the weekend.

Auburn, Ala.--Quarterback Zeke Pike, who joined the Auburn football team in January after graduating early from high school, packed his bags and left campus on Monday after being arrested over the weekend on a public intoxication charge.

He has finished his first term summer classes at Auburn and was participating in conditioning drills and voluntary passing workouts with his teammates. Pike is not expected to be back for second term summer classes that begin this week.

Whether or not he will be back for preseason practices that begin in August is not known. Coach Gene Chizik, who is on vacation, was not available for comment on the freshman quarterback's status with the team on Monday.

Pike, who participated in winter workouts and spring practice, was one of just three scholarship quarterbacks on the roster for spring training along with Clint Moseley and Kiehl Frazier.

Another class of 2012 signee, Jonathan Wallace from Central High School in Phenix City, will join the mix when preseason drills begin in August. Wallace, who is now enrolled in classes at Auburn, is taking part in the team's summer strength and conditioning program.

Pike was rated as a four-star prospect by Scout.com while playing for Dixie Heights High. As a senior he passed for 1,964 yards and 13 touchdowns while rushing for 730 yards and 16 scores. As a junior he passed for 2,218 yards and 18 scores and rushed for 1,072 yards and 17 touchdowns.

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