Thursday, July 18th, 2013 at 3:27 pm  |  9 responses

Auburn Dismisses Shaq Johnson Following Arrest

One of the most highly-regarded leapers in America is now without a college team after Auburn University announced today that it was dismissing rising sophomore wing Shaq Johnson. From CBS Sports: “Auburn coach Tony Barbee has dismissed sophomore Shaq Johnson for a “violation of team rules,” the school announced Thursday. A source told CBSSports.com that the dismissal was caused by Johnson’s recent arrest, after which he was charged with possession of marijuana and jailed in Lee County, Ala. A person at the jail confirmed to CBSSports.com that “Shaquille Jerrod Johnson” (Inmate: 42857) was recently incarcerated. That is Johnson’s full name, according to Auburn’s official athletic website. The person at the jail added that Johnson has been released. “We hold our student-athletes to a high standard at Auburn University in the way that they conduct themselves off the court,” Barbee said in a release. “I am very disappointed in Shaq’s choices and actions, and they won’t be tolerated. This decision is not one that I take lightly, but it is in the best interest of both the program and the student-athlete.” An attempt to reach Barbee for additional comment was not immediately successful. Johnson played in all 32 games last season and started 21. The 6-foot-5 wing averaged 5.3 points and 3.0 rebounds in 18.6 minutes per game. Coming out of high school, Johnson was considered one of the top 25 players at his position.”

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  • dboss

    lol there is only one shaw

  • Max

    Shows you where athletic ability alone gets you.

  • spit hot fiyah

    pretty sure he will take home the alabama prison league dunk contest

  • Enigmatic

    On a somewhat but not really related note – anyone else notice how lately there have been a whole bunch of kids named Shaq and Shaquille in college basketball? Shaq (O’Neal) must’ve had hella cats naming their kids after him in the early to mid 90′s!

  • Bruce Wayne

    Now it’s 2013 and those kids are entering and going through college :)

  • Bruce Wayne

    It’s actually true..there were a lot of kids named after Shaq in his Orlando days..

  • The Mighty FV

    Horrible stats, the kid wouldn’t have made it to the NBA anyway, since he High School he’s been one disappointment after another.

  • Bonquisha

    People (ghetto moms) need to be slapped. Like the rising sophomore named Raekwon Long. Raekwon??!?? Good thing these clowns play sports as there are not really any decent careers you can get by putting “Raekwon” or “Shaq” or a resume and have them take you seriously. I worked in HR for about 6 years and we used to laugh and forward emails all of the time with ghetto ass names on them. Once we had a girl named Kingshaniqua apply, No joke.

  • sam

    why mess up if you have talent like that