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Former Auburn TE starting career over after serious rape allegations Matthew Stockman/Getty Images
NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 02: Head coach Gus Malzahn of the Auburn Tigers talks with the officials during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 2, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Landon Rice was just a freshman tight end for Auburn last season, but his life has changed drastically over the course of a year as he is trying to restart his career at Mississippi Coast Community College according to AL.com. He’s gone from potential difference-maker on offense in his freshman year to community college transfer because of rape allegations stemming from an alleged incident that occurred on-campus in April — he was an early enrollee.

A 19-year old woman filed a police report July 27 accusing Rice of raping her April 12 and was issued a protective order in September. Rice has denied any wrongdoing through his lawyer and still has not been charged in connection with these allegations.

The former four-star recruit from the class of 2016 was expected to be a huge contributor on the field before his career was derailed by the allegations. The tight end will be eligible to play immediately, pending the outcome of this potential legal issue.

[h/t College Football Talk]

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