Hawthorne won’t join AU for bowl

Published 9:36 pm Friday, December 18, 2009

AUBURN (AP) — Auburn receiver Tim Hawthorne isn’t waiting for the Outback Bowl to move on.

Hawthorne graduated Friday and decided to leave the team ahead of the Tigers’ New Year’s Day game against Northwestern. Hawthorne was a highly recruited player but had only 13 catches in his career.