With another weekend in the books, it’s time to, once again, reset ye olde arrest ticker.
The latest football program to send the tracker back to double zeroes is Auburn, with the Opelika-Auburn News reporting that four Tigers football players, defensive end Byron Cowart, defensive back Carlton Davis, wide receiver Ryan Davis and defensive back Jeremiah Dinson, were arrested by the Auburn police department late Saturday night. According to the News, all four were arrested on a single charge each of second-degree possession of marijuana.
The papers write that “[s]econd degree marijuana possession is listed under Alabama Code – Section 13A-12-214 as a person who commits the crime if said person possesses marijuana for personal use only.”
Head coach Gus Malzahn told the News that he is “aware of the situation and we will handle this matter appropriately.”
The defensive back Davis is the most noteworthy of the pot-smoking foursome. As a true freshman in 2015, he started at corner for the Tigers and led all SEC freshmen with three interceptions. He was named to the SEC All-Freshman team at the end of the season.
Cowart, a five-star 2015 signee, played in all 13 games as a true freshman, while Dinson played in nine games in his first season with the Tigers. The receiver Davis, also a true freshman, didn’t have a reception in 2015 but ran the ball twice for 20 yards. Davis’ first college carry went for 28 yards.