Former Auburn quarterback signee Zeke Pike was dismissed from the team after an arrest for public intoxication in June 2012, and now he finds himself involved in another incident with law enforcement.
On Monday morning, Pike was arrested after a traffic stop in Kentucky by the Calloway County Sheriff’s Department, according to the West Kentucky Star. He was later charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, including cocaine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and prescription not in its proper container, according to the report. A gun was also found in the vehicle.
Pike originally transferred to Louisville after he was dismissed from Auburn as a true freshman. He saw minimal time as a tight end during the 2013 season with the Cardinals. The former quarterback then transferred to Murray State, but he was dismissed from the football program in August 2015 after an arrest on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest and escape charges, per the West Kentucky Star.
Pike was highly recruited as the Class of 2012’s top player from the state of Kentucky , according to the 247Sports composite rankings, and chose Auburn over offers that included Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia and Tennessee. But his football career was hampered by off-field incidents.