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Report: Auburn football hires security guards to enforce cufew

The Auburn Tigers may have set a new standard in discipline. Or at least in enforcing it.

The Montgomery Advertiser reports that the school's football team has hired security guards to enforce a daily 11 p.m. curfew for all of its players, and has been doing so for over two months. The regional manager of the Event Operations Group - a national company that provides security for major events - confirmed to The Advertiser that members of his staff were hired by the university shortly after the August 25 arrest of center Reese Dismukes for public intoxication.

The EOG personnel's job includes going to the homes of players that live off campus and confirming that they are at home at the 11 p.m. curfew on a nightly basis.

The increase in off-field policing doesn't appear to be helping the on-field product. Auburn is in the middle of its worst season in 60 years - the team is winless in the Southeastern Conference and owns a paltry 2-7 overall record.

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