Alabama football coach Nick Saban released a statement Monday following the arrest of offensive lineman Lester Cotton.
“We are in the process of determining the facts in the situation with Lester Cotton,” the statement from Alabama athletics read. “We will discipline internally like we have done in the past.”
Cotton was arrested in Tuscaloosa on Friday. A police officer reportedly pulled him over around 11 p.m. and smelled marijuana in his car. The officer searched the vehicle and found marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
He was charged with marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia and later released on bond.
Cotton, who will be a junior in 2017, started 2 games for the Crimson Tide last season and saw action as a reserve in another 9 games.