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‘Teary-eyed’ Nick Marshall ‘very regretful’ during pot citation

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As expected, some additional details are emerging as it pertains to the recent legal incident involving starting Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall.

Late this past week, Marshall was cited for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana as well as window tint following a traffic stop.  Tigers head coach Gus Malzahn said in a statement that he’s “very disappointed” in the incident, although he stopped short of saying what if any punishment the Heisman contender will be facing.

In an interview with WRBL-TV, Reynolds, Ga., chief of police Lonnie Holder, the man who issued the citations, revealed that Marshall was contrite, apologetic and teary-eyed during their encounter following the traffic stop.

“He was very regretful,” Holder said. “He was very respectful. He was very apologetic. He seemed like he was disappointed in himself. He did get a little teary eyed as we had the conversation. I think sometimes what those kids need, they need somebody to talk to them and say, hey, you made a mistake, don’t let it happen anymore. …

“I explained to Nick that I was really disappointed in him. I told him that there are a million kids that look up to him. He is a role model whether he wants to be or not. I was disappointed that we have athletes out there doing that. I explained to him that we are not going to treat him any differently. I was disappointed in him. I hope he learns from his mistake and this will put him on the right path.”

(Writer’s note: I want Holder to be the chief of police in my current city.  Just putting that out there in case he has any thoughts of heading to God’s Country.)

Marshall, in his first year as a starter, helped lead the Tigers to the BCS title game.  Based on a previous announcement, Marshall is scheduled to be one of three Tigers to represent Auburn at the SEC media days, which begins Monday.  Whether that remains the case — the Auburn players and coaches will speak to the media Monday — is unknown, although an AU official told CFT that Marshall will still appear as scheduled.

Here’s to hoping he does.  Man up, address it, get the media side of it out of the way and move on.  It’d be the best move for all sides, and would allow for Marshall to enter summer camp without it — and the questions — hanging over his and his team’s head.

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23 Responses to “‘Teary-eyed’ Nick Marshall ‘very regretful’ during pot citation”
  1. thekatman says: Jul 13, 2014 4:17 PM

    Not a good way to start your second year as the QB, a position of respect and authority. You are the point man for your team. Man up, grow up and stop the crying facade, kid.

  2. ducksk says: Jul 13, 2014 4:22 PM

    Role model for millions? Really? You can’t be serious. Maybe poster child to legalize the weed everywhere, and he may even get some endorsements from high times.

  3. woebegong says: Jul 13, 2014 4:22 PM

    Was he also teary eyed when he swiped money and goods from his team mates in the dorm at UGA.
    Until he grows up a little, I am going to be cautiously optimistic and hope that maybe he has learned his lesson. Otherwise, we are talking crocodile tears here, as in Crock.

  4. ripdipbob says: Jul 13, 2014 4:30 PM

    Regretful he got caught!!! These are the uneducated “student-athletes” that become highly contributing members of society when the NFL hands them million dollar contracts. Child please!!! Dude is hood…

  5. jimmy53 says: Jul 13, 2014 6:05 PM

    What the cop said would be more valid if this wasn’t a player kicked off his first team for stealing from his teammates.

  6. dhardy8207 says: Jul 13, 2014 6:11 PM

    Strike Two!

  7. woebegong says: Jul 13, 2014 6:19 PM

    Didn’t he also get into some trouble at JUCO, after he got kicked off of UGA. That would make it strike 3 but who’s counting right?

  8. ducksk says: Jul 13, 2014 6:23 PM

    Who cares? He can run, pass and win ball games. Isn’t that what we all want. Character, well, that’s over rated.

  9. fiverings37 says: Jul 13, 2014 6:38 PM

    ain’t that just awful

  10. dhardy8207 says: Jul 13, 2014 6:39 PM

    @ woebegong;

    I’m not sure about that but I would just hope this young man understands that he is under a microscope. I’ve been in the medical field for over 20 years and the some of the most traumatic injuries I’ve seen have been the result of vehichle accidents caused by drunk drivers. Me personally, I think alcohol is far worse than weed in a lot of ways particularly on the body but if he’s going to partake of the herb be smart enough to do it in the confines of his home and not out driving about.

  11. barkleyblows says: Jul 13, 2014 7:34 PM

    But but but…. Pot isn’t addicted. Stupid morons.

    Stay classy uneducated morons from the SECheat!

  12. barkleyblows says: Jul 13, 2014 7:37 PM

    It’s mind blowing ppl say pot isn’t as bad as weed. Have you ever seen someone high drive?? It’s just as bad as a drunk driver.

    I guess if you wanna kill yourself smoking dope… Go for it.

  13. woebegong says: Jul 13, 2014 7:42 PM

    barkleyblows says:
    Jul 13, 2014 7:34 PM

    But but but…. Pot isn’t addicted. Stupid morons.
    Stay classy uneducated morons from the SECheat

    I think you need to check the days arrested articles on this page. Go back until the beginning of this year and count up the various arrest. I think you will find out that at best the SEC, is middle of the pack compared to a lot of the conferences in college football.
    By the way, POT never was addicted. It may be addictive if that is what you mean.
    If you need another source, check the website Arrest Nation.

  14. woebegong says: Jul 13, 2014 7:45 PM

    OK, what am I missing here. Aren’t POT and WEED one and the same?

  15. gradysez2014 says: Jul 13, 2014 8:43 PM

    AW’ Come on Nicca boy …… Don’t start cryin’ like a lil’ percy after you get caught ….. Every cop on earth knows that means you’re sorry you got caught not sorry that you committed the offense !!!!!!

  16. auburntigers34 says: Jul 13, 2014 9:01 PM

    barkleyblows says:
    Jul 13, 2014 7:34 PM

    “Pot isn’t addicted. Stupid morons.”

    Irony overload.

  17. auburntigers34 says: Jul 13, 2014 9:03 PM

    barkleyblows says:
    Jul 13, 2014 7:37 PM
    It’s mind blowing ppl say pot isn’t as bad as weed.

    If your mind has been blown,maybe that would explain all of the stupid comments coming from your keyboard.

  18. Deb says: Jul 13, 2014 9:47 PM

    First, Marshall was cited for possession, not for driving under the influence.

    Second, barkleyblows, no one has said it’s safe to drive while high. When I’ve said pot is more benign than alcohol, I wasn’t suggesting anyone drive under the influence. Alcohol is a contributing factor in many violent crimes, including rapes and domestic abuse. Pot doesn’t tend to make people violent. Marijuana also has some positive medical benefits that alcohol does not. Marshall is breaking the law by possessing it, but that doesn’t mean it’s a more dangerous substance than alcohol.

  19. realfootballfan says: Jul 14, 2014 1:30 AM

    I guess Auburn fans can get off that high horse now.

  20. roltyd says: Jul 14, 2014 5:40 AM

    Visine should take the redness out.

  21. pasquanole says: Jul 14, 2014 5:49 AM

    Pattern tells he will have a strike 3. It’s ok, he is a product of his environment and I cannot wait for the Rap video or the snapshot of him playing Basketball with some NBA players talking about how, “Hey, it was just a little weed, I didn’t steal crab legs man!”
    Someone said Character might be over rated? Maybe it is, maybe Auburn University and its criteria for giving people second chances is overrated.
    As Lemmy from Motor head said, “Playing for the high one, dancing with the devil,
    Going with the flow, it’s all the game to me,
    Seven or Eleven, snake eyes watching you,
    Double up or quit, double stake or split”
    This is the song that best fits AU, can’t wait to see them flop this year. No more lucky games for you.

  22. stoicpaisano says: Jul 14, 2014 10:15 AM

    Visine should take the redness out.
    And explains the tears.

  23. auburntigers34 says: Jul 14, 2014 11:42 PM

    pasquanole says:
    Jul 14, 2014 5:49 AM

    it’s funny that you only mention crab legs. it’s not like he raped anyone, is it?

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