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Michael Dyer Reportedly Will Not Play Football This College Season
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The drama of running back Michael Dyer continues, as it is now being reported that he will not play college football this season for any team, according to ESPN’s Joe Schad.

While there had been talk of Dyer possibly playing for and attending Prairie View A&M, those rumors have been squashed by coaches on that staff.

The plan now appears to be sitting out the 2012 season before returning to college football in 2013 and not to enter the NFL. With so many complications for the young star in trying to play for a different school, sitting out may be the best course of action.

 

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What It Means

Dyer has made a real mess for himself in his short career. While there is no questioning his pure athletic ability—rushing for 1,242 yards and an average of 5.1 yards per carry with Auburn in 2011—it was his dismissal from that team that started the problems for the young star.

The issues continued, as Dyer transferred to Arkansas State and was dismissed form that school as well because of a July 29 traffic incident in which the running back reportedly had possession of a gun and marijuana.

The decision to stay away from football may be the best choice for Dyer, who still obviously has a lot of growing up to do. Time away from the spotlight will allow him to realize how lucky he was and how lucky he is to have another chance.

 

What’s Next?

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The next year for Dyer needs to be spent reflecting on what he wants to do with his life. With football gone for a year, he will have to face hard truths about life that will hopefully open his eyes to the severity of his predicament.

With a return to eligibility in 2013, there is little question that the troubled star will get another chance.

The problem is that his next school will likely give him no leeway for off-field mistakes.

Dyer is out of chances. Whether he will realize that in time is really up to him.

 

Check back for more on the NCAA Football as it comes, and don’t miss Bleacher Report’s College Football page to get your fill of college football.

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