December 12, 2009

Rollison out, Eltoro back as practice begins

Auburn was back at practice Saturday but without quarterback Tyrik Rollison.

The true freshman, who is redshirting this fall, was indefinitely suspended by head coach Gene Chizik for a violation of team rules and won't participate in bowl practices this week or travel to Tampa for the Tigers matchup against Northwestern in the Outback Bowl Jan. 1.

"He will not be out there for the bowl game, or bowl practice," Chizik said.

Rollison remains on the team, however, and could return for spring practice when the battle to replace starting quarterback Chris Todd will begin in earnest.

Saturday did mark the return of linebacker Eltoro Freeman, who missed the Iron Bowl with a foot injury.

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