Four Auburn players were arrested and charged for possession of marijuana Saturday night, according to jail logs.
Defensive end Byron Cowart, cornerback Carlton Davis, receiver Ryan Davis and defensive back Jeremiah Dinson were arrested at 11 p.m. on charges of possession of marijuana in the second degree on the 100 block of E. Samford Avenue.
The charges are misdemeanors. All four players are sophomores. They were each released on $500 bond and are set to appear in court on July 21, according to the Lee County Detention Center.
“I am aware of the situation and we will handle this matter appropriately,” Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said in a statement released to SEC Country.
Davis was an All-SEC freshman at cornerback last season for the Tigers and is expected to be a starter in 2016.
Cowart entered the 2015 season as the nation’s top strong-side defensive end and No. 3 player overall. He played in all 13 games, but finished with only six tackles. Dinson played in nine games and started one last season (nine tackles). Davis played in eight games and had two rushes for 20 yards.
It remains to be seen what punishment Malzahn will hand down on the players. Facing similar charges, Auburn cornerback Jonathon Mincy and quarterback Nick Marshall (citation with no arrest) missed all or a portion of the first half of the season opener in 2014 against Arkansas.
Auburn opens the season at Jordan-Hare Stadium Sept. 3 against Clemson, the national runner-up last season.
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