AU's Billings to miss first 4 games

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AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn receiver Montez Billings will miss
the first four games because of an academic issue.

Auburn associate athletic director Rich McGlynn said Thursday
that university officials worked to get Billings on the field as
quickly as possible. He said they don't necessarily agree with the
NCAA's ruling.

Auburn has not elaborated on the issue for Billings, who has
already graduated. He was sidelined for spring practice.

Billings is the team's top returning receiver after catching 24
passes for 277 yards last season.

The Tigers open the season on Sept. 5 against Louisiana Tech.
Billings can return on Oct. 3 at Tennessee.