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College Sports, Division I

Auburn University Hires Security Firm to Enforce Curfews for Football Program

On November 7, 2012, the Montgomery Advertiser reported the Auburn University football program has contracted with the Event Operations Group, a private security firm, to help enforce student-athlete curfews. The firm is utilized by facilities across the county for staffing on-campus events in various capacities, including security, parking attendants and stadium ushers.

Auburn head football coach Gene Chizik stated, “We have a curfew check and we have to employ people to help us with some of the kids off campus. Other than that I’m not going into any details of any of that.”

Curfews are a common practice on the evenings before games for many institutions, however, Auburn’s nightly curfew and the use of paid personnel from a private security firm to assist in enforcing a curfew may be unprecedented. According to the article, the firm goes to off-campus student-athlete homes to confirm they are home by the team’s 11 p.m. curfew. The practice has been going on since late August when a student-athlete was arrested for public intoxication.

The full article can be found here.

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About Justin P. Sievert, Esquire

Bar Admissions (North Carolina, Florida and Tennessee) Practice Area (College Sports Law)

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