September 8, 2009
Sophomore running back returns to team
More than two weeks after an arrest, Auburn running back Eric Smith returned to practice Monday.
"I said when the incident happened about two or three weeks ago, I said that if you see Eric Smith back in an Auburn uniform, you'll know that he did the things that we needed him to do to become a better Auburn man," Auburn head coach Gene Chizik said.
"And you're going to see him in a uniform this week. And he's done what we asked him to do."
Senior Ben Tate, who was one of two AU running backs to rush for over 100 yards against Louisiana Tech last Saturday, said he was pleased to have Smith back with the team.
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