After walking out during practice on Thursday, Auburn commit Dee Liner has been indefinitely suspended from the Muscle Shoals football team.
Trojans coach Scott Basden confirmed the suspension Friday but wouldn’t comment beyond reiterating his comments when reached Thursday night: “We are more concerned with helping Dee Liner as a person than (as) a football player.”
Multiple sources close to the Muscle Shoals team confirmed Liner walked out of practice Thursday. A reason for the suspension was not disclosed.
Liner has not been available for comment. Calls and text messages to him have not been returned.
On Twitter, Liner had a flurry of tweets Thursday afternoon, including: “I’m so ready to leave the Quads!!!” (presumably the “Quad Cities”) and “So pissed right now!” before posting “So ready to Graduate and be at Auburn!”
Liner, rated a five-star college prospect by recruiting websites Scout and Rivals, was a key player on a Muscle Shoals team that was expected to compete for a state championship this season.
The Trojans are ranked No. 2 in Class 5A in the preseason Alabama Sports Writers Association poll. Muscle Shoals plays an exhibition game against Spanish Fort in the Champions Challenge in Montgomery on Aug. 24 before opening the season at Rogers on Aug. 30.
Rivals rates Liner the No. 2 prospect in the state of Alabama and nationally as the No. 3 strongside defensive end and 15th overall prospect.
Liner was arrested twice during a 10-day period in July, first for verbally confronting a police officer during a traffic stop on July 1 and then for trespassing at the Sheffield city pool during the early morning hours of July 10.
UPDATE: Liner is still a student at Muscle Shoals, according to sources at the school. He has not transferred.