Chizik: Auburn's team still healing from shooting

By John Zenor/The Associated Press

HOOVER, Ala. — Auburn coach Gene Chizik says the football team is still healing from the shooting of three current or former players.

Chizik says the team has been through difficult times since the June incident “and they’re not over.”

Former Auburn players Ed Christian and Ladarious Phillips were among three people killed. Current offensive lineman Eric Mack was one of three injured.

Chizik says he had a long conversation with Mack on Tuesday night, and says the lineman is physically OK.

Another player is trying to come back from disciplinary action.

Chizik says freshman quarterback Zeke Pike has “a lot to do” to rejoin the team. He sent Pike home following the player’s arrest on a charge of public intoxication in June.

Pike enrolled in January and participated in spring practice.