LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A former Arkansas state trooper who was fired after a traffic stop involving Arkansas State running back Michael Dyer will not try to get his job back.
State police said Tuesday that Royce Denney has notified the agency he wouldn’t appeal his termination.
Denney stopped Dyer on March 10 and video of the stop revealed he kept a pistol and dumped suspected marijuana before writing Dyer a speeding ticket. Police said Denney used poor judgment and didn’t follow the law.
Dyer was a star tailback for Auburn and was part of a national title team in 2011. He transferred to ASU after Auburn suspended him indefinitely after last season and has since been dismissed from the Red Wolves.