Former Auburn wide-receiver Tim Hawthorne announced his departure in similar fashion and Mario Fannin’s live USTREAM parties, though bangin’, will likely force retirement on several members of the media relations office unable to cope with the unimaginable potential for scandal.
But as Jerry noted today, few players in recently cached memory have given Auburn fans more message board fodder and a coach more reason to ban the hell out of social networking sites a la Mike Leach (“We’ll put mirrors in some of their lockers if that’s necessary but they don’t have to Twitter”) than Tyrik Rollison. Still, here’s hoping his latest – and now deleted – status update on Facebook was just the blowing off of steam, for our sake and his.
Here’s what we know:
January 25, 2009 – “Tyrik Rollison: is going to be an Auburn Tiger!!” – (profile photo is of an Auburn cake).
March 26, 2009 – “I’m trying to get my man Toney Clemons to come play for Auburn. He is no longer with Michigan and is looking for a new place to ball. We could use him at WR and I was asking for your help. Send him a message saying how much Auburn could use and how much you would like to see him on our squad. Anything from the heart will go a long way. Thanks for the help”
April 1, 2009 – “Tyrik Rollison: is GOING TOO be up at AUBURN this SUMMER. I Will play this Fall!!!
April 7, 2009 – “Tyrik Rollison: is ready to start for Auburn.”
April 23, 2009 – “Tyrik Rollison: is goin’ first overall in 2013. You best believe that lol.”
May 4, 2009 – “Tyrik Rollison: is the next big thing to hit Auburn.”
May 12, 2009 – “Tyrik Rollison: let everyone know…I’ma put Auburn on tha map!!!”
July 2009 – Rollison repeatedly pleads with Auburn fans to “do something about it” – it being the phenomenon of fake Tyrik Rollison Facebook profiles.
December 3, 2009 – “Tyrik Rollison: To the Auburn faithful, I’m sorry. I will get this issue corrected. I want all yall to know I expect more of myself and things will turn around. WAR EAGLE!!!”
February 11, 2010 – “Tyrik Rollison: QUIT TELLING ME TO TRANSFER SCHOOLS!…I’M WITH AUBURN AND THATS THE END OF IT!”
February 23, 2010 – “Tyrik Rollison: I’M DONE… I NEED A FRESH START.”
February 24, 2010 – “Tyrik Rollison: IS MOVING ON FROM AUBURN… I APPRECIATE EVERYONE WHO IS SUPPORTING ME.”