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Monday, February 7, 2011

Auburn center Rob Chubb was arrested on four misdemeanors prior to suspension

AUBURN, Ala. — Only hours after the best game of his career, Auburn basketball center Rob Chubb was arrested on four misdemeanor charges near downtown on Jan. 30.

The 20-year-old Chubb, who has been suspended indefinitely by the Tigers, was charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct, attempting to elude a police officer and resisting arrest.

He was transported to Lee County Detention Center and released later that day on $1,800 bond, Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said.

Chubb is scheduled to appear in Auburn Municipal Court on April 7.

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Head coach Tony Barbee announced the 6-foot-10, 222-pound sophomore’s suspension for a violation of team rules last Thursday prior to the Tennessee game. Chubb has missed the last two games.

“He’s still suspended at this point,” Barbee said on Monday’s SEC teleconference. “He’s suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules and he’s still suspended from all activities at this point.”

Chubb was arrested at 1:47 a.m. on Jan. 30 at the corner of Genelda Ave. and Thomas St. after police were called to the scene. Chubb was drunk, according to a copy of an arrest report obtained by the Ledger-Enquirer on Monday, and attempted to elude a police officer.

Police say he also resisted arrest. Injuries were reported for both he and an officer. Chubb had bloody scrapes on his forehead and nose in his police mugshot.

The Peachtree City, Ga., native was one of the Tigers’ few low-post options, averaging 8.1 points and 4.1 rebounds in 21 games this season, including 16 starts.

He scored a career-high 18 points at South Carolina the afternoon before his arrest in what was the Tigers’ only SEC win this season.

“I’m disappointed in Rob,” Barbee said at the time of the suspension. “We were starting to gain a nice rhythm with Rob, and he was starting to gain an offensive threat. Not having that was a big one. Whoever plays in his place has to step up to the opportunity.”

Junior Adrian Forbes and sophomore Ty Armstrong have gotten increased minutes in Chubb’s absence. The duo averaged a combined 6.5 points and 7.5 rebounds against Tennessee and Georgia.

Auburn (8-15, 1-8 SEC) is off until Saturday, when it hosts Mississippi State at 7 p.m. ET.


ATCVX said...

Between all the stuff that's gone on this year, I wonder whether barbee might even hang around for next year. I applaud the team for bing tough in most of their losses, but this just isn't a very good group of players & unless barbee gets an outstanding player or two this rebuildingcould take a long time.

Johnny Smith said...

Coach Barbee is bringing in some good players, and he will make this program a winner. I'm proud that he is doing things the right way. Some programs would have sat a key player like Chubb out for one game, and then put him back in the line-up. Coach Barbee is sending the right message by the indefinite suspension. Have patience with Coach Barbee, and we'll all be proud of the eventual result.

Anonymous said...

Chubb in da club

Anonymous said...

Young kid makes mistake. Happens every day. Div I school, gives newspapers something to cover.