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August 2, 2012Tweet Follow @RedWolfReport Follow @thejaybir
Head Coach of the Arkansas State Red Wolves Gus Malzahn was in Dyer straights last week. His star transfer, the National Championship game MVP, the 5-star recruit was in trouble...again!
As most know by now, Dyer was pulled over in March and the state trooper found a gun and marijuana in his car. Not necessarily for the possession of such things, which was ignored by the now fired officer, but the fact that he was not very forthcoming when asked about the stop.
Malzahn knew about the traffic stop in which Dyer was travelling 25 miles per hour over the speed limit and when he asked Dyer about the situation, Dyer pretty much acted like Bobby Petrino.
He withheld some of the details basically and ultimately it cost him. Much like Petrino hiding his mistress, Dyer was hiding the fact he had marijuana in his possesssion and embellished the details of the gun.
Dyer told Malzahn it was in his trunk, when in reality it was in the front seat.
These two situations mirror each other quite a bit. Once some details arose from both situations, the crash report in Petrino's case and the dashcam video in Dyer's, both were ultimately doomed and not for their actual "crimes" but for not telling the whole truth.
Dyer was given a second-chance by a coach that recruited him out of high school and knew him well. And yet, when the opportunity to redeem himself came about, Dyer fell flat.
He is the classic case of a kid who thought he was untouchable. We all know he is good at what he does and what he could have done in the Sun Belt, I'm sure Dyer knew as well, and all he had to do was lay low. He couldn't even do that.
Coach Malzahn HAD to kick Dyer off the team.
He is not a guy who is going to set a bad precedent on a new team or as being a new head coach to allow stars to get away with lying to him.
Most fans I've talked to are just disappointed. Disappointed, like Coach Malzahn, that it didn't work out.
Disappointed that he never got to strap up the Red and Black and run out of the tunnel behind a Wolf on a Harley or to be a part of the next era of ASU football.
Disappointed that a kid from the home state couldn't grow up enough to keep himself out of bad situations that ultimately led to his demise.
Like Coach Malzahn said, "We wish him the best in the future."
There's nothing else you can do really.
Jay Bir's 'Two Cents with Jay' will be featured weekly on RedWolfReport.com. Jay is a photographer and on-air analyst for KARK Channel 4 and KARZ 42 out of Little Rock, Arkansas.
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