Tim Hawthorne says goodbye
Hey everyone. In what I consider something of a shocker, wideout Tim Hawthorne has left the Auburn football team for good.
The Homewood native graduated this month. That's a wrap.
``He hasn't burned any bridges. He'll always be an Auburn man," assistant coach Trooper Taylor told reporters tonight.
Hawthorne always was one of my favorite guys. He's very bright, thinks about what he says before saying it and wasn't afraid to be honest. I remember asking him about the problems during 2008. He'd just shake his head, acknowledge that stuff was messed up and try to give you some insight. I never saw him in a bad mood.
With that said, I think the accident he endured several years ago on I-85 changed him forever. He was forced to face a lot of stuff you're not ready to face at 19 years old. He seemed distracted after that, maybe not as into football as before. I'm not saying he was lazy. Hawthorne saw a bigger world, I guess I'd say, and that intrigued him.
Photo credit: Todd Van Emst/Auburn University
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