AUBURN, Ala. (WIAT) — Four Auburn football players were arrested on Saturday for second-degree misdemeanor marijuana charges, the Auburn Police Department confirmed to CBS42.
Defensive end Byron Cowart, defensive back Carlton Davis, defensive back Jeremiah Dinson and wide receiver Ryan Davis were arrested and released on the same day on $500 bond.
Coach Gus Malzahn released the following statement to CBS42:
“I am aware of the situation and we will handle this matter appropriately.”
Cowart was one of the nation’s top recruits in 2015 and played in 12 games last season as a freshman. He is expected to get more playing time in 2016.
Carlton Davis is expected to be a starting cornerback in 2016 after starting nine games as a freshman last year. He was named a 2015 All-SEC Freshman.
Second degree marijuana possession is a Class A misdemeanor in Alabama and carries a penalty of no more than one year and jail and up to a $6,000 fine.
in 2014 quarterback Nick Marshall had a similar citation and was suspended for one half in the season opener against Arkansas.