Four Auburn players arrested for possession of marijuana in April are “remorseful” as they await their date in court, defensive line coach Rodney Garner said Thursday.
Defensive end Byron Cowart, cornerback Carlton Davis, receiver Ryan Davis and defensive back Jeremiah Dinson were arrested April 30 at 11 p.m. on charges of possession of marijuana in the second degree near the 100 block of E. Samford Avenue.
“I think they’re all remorseful,” Garner said before an event in Albany, Georgia, according to the Columbus (Ga.) Ledger-Enquirer. “They made a mistake, we disciplined them and we got to move on and learn from it. You try to put corrective measures in place that when a young man makes a mistake, you use it as a teaching moment. You discipline them and all that, but hopefully they learn something from it and won’t repeat the same mistake.”
The four players were riding in a 2008 silver Dodge Charger at the time and they were all sober. The players will appear in court July 21 on the misdemeanor charges.
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn has refused to go into details about the case and whether punishment is coming for the players within the program. Receivers coach Kodi Burns hinted in May the situation was already handled.
“We’ve already addressed everything and everything is going to be handled appropriately,” Burns said before a speaking engagement at the Chilton County Auburn Club. “We know exactly what happened and that’s already been fixed.”
Garner referred to Cowart’s punishment in the past tense, according to the Ledger-Enquirer.