Auburn Issues Indefinite Suspensions After Explicit Video Allegedly Involving Star Running Back Jarquez Hunter

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The Hugh Freeze Era is already off to a rough start for the Auburn Tigers.

The Tigers hired Freeze to clean up after the mess made following the hiring and subsequent disastrously short coaching stint of Bryan Harsin.

But Freeze comes with past baggage of his own. And before he could even coach his first game with the Tigers, he’s already seen a number of players suspended.

The suspensions were handed down to an unknown numbers of student athletes who are allegedly involved in a video that appears to show junior running back Jarquez Hunter engaging in explicit activities.

The university, not the athletic department, was responsible for handing down the suspensions.

Issues arose in the last 48 hours, when multiple videos made the rounds on social media that allegedly showed Hunter engaged in sexual activities.

Auburn Issues Statement On Alleged Jarquez Hunter Video

“We are aware of the situation and takes this matter very seriously,” Auburn announced. “The appropriate offices are conducting a thorough review. Indefinite suspensions have been issued for violation of applicable Auburn Athletics department policy. No further comment will be provided at this time.”

Trey Wallace of OutKick reports that the university could not release the names of the suspended students.

The video, which was distributed on a since-locked Twitter account, showed someone filming a sexual act involving an unidentified female. The school is currently investigating the matter and how these videos made their way to social media. It is not known at this time if all parties knew they were being filmed.

The account that was tweeting the videos went private late last night. The person running the account put in their Twitter profile that you could pay them $5 to see the video. This could lead to more potential issues for parties involved.

Hunter, a junior, ran for 1,261 yards and 10 touchdowns in his first two seasons while primarily serving as a backup to starter Tank Bigsby.

He was expected to be a major part of the Tigers’ offense in 2023.