The four Auburn football players who were arrested earlier in the off-season have been granted a continuance in their case, which is now scheduled to be heard on Sept. 1 at 1 p.m.
Byron Cowart, Carlton Davis, Ryan Davis and Jeremiah Dinson were scheduled to appear in court on Thursday to face drug charges for possession of marijuana stemming from an April 30 arrest.
According to a report from Michael Niziolek of The Ledger-Enquirer, Auburn’s municipal court confirmed the continuance on Wednesday.
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The new court date is on the final day of practice for the Tigers and just two days before Auburn opens the 2016 season against Clemson at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
Gus Malzahn announced at SEC Media Days last week that the players would not miss any game time as a result of the arrest.
“There has been a decision made,” Auburn coach Gus Malzahn announced at SEC Media Days, according to SEC Country’s Brandon Marcello. “Those four men made a mistake, we punished them and they won’t miss any time. That’s behind us. Four fine young men, they made a mistake and I’m confident they won’t make any more.”
According to Niziolek’s report, “the Class A misdemeanor charges carry a maximum sentence of one year in jail along with a $6,000 fine.”