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‘In short period of time,’ Malzahn will have Marshall’s punishment ‘figured out’

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During his appearance at the SEC Media Days exactly a week ago, Auburn’s Gus Malzahn stated Nick Marshall would “have to deal with the consequences” of the starting quarterback’s marijuana citation earlier this month.  That said, Malzahn wasn’t prepared to say what if any punishment the player may be facing.

Monday it was lather, rinse repeat on the latter front, although it appears the coach is getting closer — perhaps real close — to making a decision.

“He’ll have some things he’ll have to pay for,” Malzahn said during an ESPN interview Monday. “I have not decided that for sure right now, but it will be in a short period of time I’ll have that figured out.”

There has been speculation that Malzahn, even as the school’s drug policy may not require it, could sit Marshall for the season opener against Arkansas. If that were to be the case, the Tigers would be forced to turn to Jeremy Johnson.

At least outwardly, Malzahn didn’t seem the least bit concerned about that prospect.

“(Johnson is) another outstanding quarterback I think will play at the next level,” he said. “He played two games last year and was the SEC Offensive Freshman of the Week. We’re in good shape there.”

Marshall, who was described as “teary-eyed” and “very regretful” during his encounter with the police, did not attend the SEC Media Days as scheduled as punishment for the citation.

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6 Responses to “‘In short period of time,’ Malzahn will have Marshall’s punishment ‘figured out’”
  1. brianincbus says: Jul 21, 2014 7:57 PM

    Short period of time will be his punishment too. Probably be forced to sit out the opening kickoff.

  2. onbucky96 says: Jul 21, 2014 7:57 PM

    His punisment will be being forced to play for Arkansas this season. Bret will be looking to keep his perfect SEC record intact. #karma

  3. orthomarine says: Jul 21, 2014 8:07 PM

    It’s the SEC, his punishment will be having his pay docked

  4. smackingfools says: Jul 21, 2014 9:02 PM

    Burn one, Gus. Then decide.

  5. outlaw53 says: Jul 22, 2014 10:42 AM

    If Gus sits Marshall for the Hogs game, I’d be satisfied that he served his punishment in full. Unfortunately, I doubt seriously that missing a game will actually be the punishment, but I’d be impressed if that was the ultimate decision.

  6. whenwilliteverend says: Jul 22, 2014 12:20 PM

    Missing the SEC media day will be his only punishment. I mean let’s get real. It’s Auburn and it’s the SEC where if you’re not a criminal and/or a low-life, they don’t want you.

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