Tuberville Plans Discipline for Blackmon

Auburn University weakside linebacker Tray Blackmon, a high-profile Tiger signee in 2005, will face discipline from head coach Tommy Tuberville and his staff after being arrested in his hometown last month.

Auburn, Ala.--Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville said he is disappointed that redshirt freshman linebacker Tray Blackmon was arrested in his hometown of LaGrange, Ga., on a charge of public intoxication and underage drinking.

Tuberville said on Friday that he just found out about the arrest from reporter Christa Turner of the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer newspaper, which reported that Blackmon was arrested on May 13th.

The report noted that LaGrange police observed Blackmon exiting from a wooded area unable to walk steadily. Police stated in the incident report that he was in a vehicle they followed after observing inconsistent behavior. The four people in the vehicle abandoned the car on the side of the road and ran into a nearby wooded area, the report said.

Blackmon was reported to have a blood alcohol level of .16, twice the legal limit for driving a vehicle in Georgia.

"Tray will be disciplined and we will take the appropriate actions," Tuberville says. "He knows that we don't condone that type of behavior." The coach didn't specifically mention what the punishment will be for the linebacker.

The former LaGrange High star spent last fall on the scout team while redshirting. He finished spring training number one on the depth chart at weakside linebacker after Merrill Johnson missed the spring with a knee injury.


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