Daniel Suspended Following Arrest

Auburn football player Elijah Daniel's status with the Tigers is in jeopardy.

Auburn, Ala.--Coach Gus Malzahn said on Wednesday night that Elijah Daniel has been suspended from the AuburnUniversity football team after the junior was arrested and booked on multiple theft and burglary charges.

"I am aware of the situation and Elijah has been suspended indefinitely from our team," said Malzahn, whose Tigers finished spring drills last week.

A former high school standout from Avon, Ind., Daniel has seen significant playing time the past two seasons as a backup defensive end and tackle.

The football player has been charged on four counts of theft of property and four counts of burglary regarding items that were missing from campus dorm rooms. Bond has been set at $24,000.

Daniel, who is 6-2, 282 pounds, played in all 13 games last season for the Tigers and started twice. He was credited with eight solo tackles and seven assists. He made 3.5 tackles for lost yardage with one sack and tied for the team lead in quarterback hurries with 17.

He was in on nine tackles, including three for lost yardage, as a freshman while playing in 14 games for the 2013 SEC champions. He was credited with 2.5 quarterback sacks and 11 QB hurries.

A four-star defensive end, Daniel originally committed to play football for Ole Miss, but flipped to the Tigers late in the recruiting process.

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