CLANTON, Alabama — Four Auburn players face a court date for marijuana possession in July, but Auburn appears set with whatever punishment the coaches hand down outside the legal process this offseason.
“We’ve already addressed everything and everything is going to be handled appropriately,” receivers coach Kodi Burns said before a speaking engagement at the Chilton County Auburn Club. “We know exactly what happened and that’s already been fixed.”
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.
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.
Burns, in his first season coaching Auburn’s receivers, spoke briefly about the battle between Ryan Davis and Jason Smith at receiver and was asked if he will hand out any punishment separate from the legal system this offseason.
“Coming out of spring I thought they both did a really good job,” Burns said. “They’re two different receivers. I think Jason does some really good things in the vertical game and Ryan does as well. But also Ryan is really good with the ball in his hands. Although they did play the same position, they’re two different receivers, and that’s a really good thing because we’ll be versatile when one is in and the other is not.