Statement from ASU Athletic Department and head coach Gus Malzahn on Dyer testimony

JONESBORO ( – The Arkansas State Athletic Department has released the following statement from head football coach Gus Malzahn regarding ASU junior running back Michael Dyer's testimony in a Lee County (Alabama) Circuit court case earlier today.

"I am fully aware of Mike's circumstances," said Malzahn.  "He knows very well the high standard we have of all our players here at Arkansas State, and I'm confident that he will meet those expectations."

"I regret that I made some mistakes during my time at Auburn that unfortunately I cannot go back and change, but I'm back home now, a changed person and moving forward with the help of my family and coaches at ASU," said Dyer.

Dyer, a two-year letterman at Auburn and the Offensive MVP of the 2010 BCS National Championship Game, transferred to Arkansas State and signed a scholarship to play for the Red Wolves at the conclusion of the 2011 season.  Dyer will have two years of eligibility remaining at Arkansas State and is participating in the Red Wolves' 2012 spring camp.