February 7, 2007

Blackmon not in school; Lester back

Sophomore linebacker Tray Blackmon is not enrolled in school for spring semester but Auburn head coach Tommy Tuberville hopes to have the talented LaGrange, Ga., native back with the team this summer.

Blackmon was suspended from the team for the Cotton Bowl after violating team rules.

"(Tray) is taking care of personal problems," said Tuberville. "Hopefully, he'll rejoin the team the first of June.

"It's not up to me, it's up to him."

Tuberville said Blackmon would face an uphill battle to be academically eligible for the 2007 season if he returns in June.

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