Receiver ripped on own Wikipedia page after dismissal by Auburn
Getting kicked off one of the most high-profile football teams in the nation is bad enough. But getting ripped on your own Wikipedia page? Yeah, it’s hard to find a rock bottom lower than the one D’haquille "Duke" Williams hit on Monday.
It started with news that Williams, one of the most talented receivers — and apparently troubled players — in the SEC had been dismissed from the Auburn Tigers. Sometimes, the talent doesn’t outweigh the headache that comes along with it.
#Auburn has dismissed Duke Williams. Very talented WR who has had a run of disappointing off field issues.Article continues below ...
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) October 6, 2015
According to AuburnSports.com, Williams was involved in an altercation this past weekend at a local nightclub. This only adds to his tumultuous tenure on Gus Malzahn’s team, which included being suspended for the Outback Bowl in 2014, and another suspension this past August.
Then came early Tuesday morning, when someone updated Williams’ Wikipedia page, calling him a "punk" and criticizing his effort, and taking a shot at the Auburn program.
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The reference to Dyer is presumably Michael Dyer, the former Auburn running back who helped the Cam Newton-led Tigers to the national championship in the 2010 season and took home offensive MVP honors in the 2011 BCS Championship Game.
But Dyer was suspended in December of his sophomore season after failed drug tests. Legal troubles related to guns soon followed, and he transferred to Arkansas State, was cut from that team, then went to Louisville.
Malzahn was Dyer’s offensive coordinator at Auburn and was head coach at Arkansas State when Dyer transferred there. It was also Malzahn who dismissed Dyer from Arkansas State.
As for Williams, few match up with his talent and skill set. In his first season with the Tigers in 2014, the Louisiana native and junior-college transfer had caught 45 balls for 730 yards and five touchdowns. He entered this season with NFL buzz and as perhaps the top returning receiver in the SEC.
Senior WR Duke Williams has been dismissed from the Auburn football team. Here's a statement from Gus Malzahn pic.twitter.com/3m8ABwLMxZ
— WVTM 13 (@WVTM13) October 6, 2015
Through the first five games of the 2015 season, Williams hauled in 12 passes for 147 yards and one touchdown.