Published March 2, 2013 - 9:20am
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Per a release from the school, Auburn has dismissed defensive tackle Devaunte Sigler for a violation of team rules.
Gus Malzahn released a statement per the release.
“We have high standards for our players,” Malzahn said in a statement. “They will represent the team and Auburn the right way.”
Sigler played in 18 games and made 12 tackles over two seasons at Auburn, but he only made two tackles last season as a backup.
Auburn Police Chief Tommy Dawson said that Sigler had not been arrested to his knowledge.
According to AL, Sigler is involved in a civil case with an apartment complex for failing to pay his rent. It’s still unclear if this had anything to do with his dismissal.
According to court documents, Sigler is the defendant in a civil case with University Village Apartments for failing to pay his rent. Sigler owed University Village $2,408.97. University Village filed the claim on Feb. 5 and filed an order on Friday asking for a default judgment that has not been signed by the judge yet.
Sigler isn’t exactly an impact player, but his departure leaves Jeff Whitaker, Gabe Wright, Angelo Blackson, Ken Carter and JUCO transfer Ben Bradley at the position this spring.
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