Well, this is certainly, at bare minimum, a mildly interesting development.
According to WMAZ-TV, Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall received a couple of citations following a traffic stop Friday afternoon in Reynolds, Ga. Those citations were for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and window tint.
Marshall, the report stresses, was never arrested.
Auburn has yet to address Marshall’s situation, which makes sense as it happened just a couple of hours ago. Marshall is scheduled to be one of three Tigers who are slated to attend SEC Media Days next week; it’s unclear if that will still be the case.
In his first year as a starter, Marshall led the Tigers to the BCS title game against Florida State. Interestingly, the opposing quarterback that night, Jameis Winston, made headlines earlier this offseason for a seafood-related citation of his own.
Entering summer camp and on into the 2014 season, Marshall is viewed as one of a handful of front-runners for the 2014 Heisman Trophy.
Marshall came to Auburn via the JUCO ranks. In February of 2012, Marshall — then a defensive back — was one of three players dismissed by Georgia after allegedly being involved in the theft of more than $500 in cash and valuable from a teammate. No charges were ever filed in connection to the incident.
(Tip O’ the Cap: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer)