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According to a report from WMAZ-TV, Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall was cited for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana as well as window tint in a traffic stop Friday afternoon in Reynolds, Georgia. Marshall was not arrested, but this comes on the heels of his teammate and fellow senior Jonathan Mincy was arrested for drug possession barely a week ago.
Marshall was a huge key for the Tigers offense as a run-pass threat that was a major reason Auburn got to the National Championship. Not only is Marshall going to hope to lead Auburn to repeat as the SEC West Champions, but could also be a big factor in the Heisman Trophy race in 2015 as perhaps the best quarterback in the SEC.
Marshall is also someone that has potential as a player going to the NFL. While this situation is a relatively minor issue and not one that should be a huge issue for NFL teams, it is a question he will be asked in the draft process. Unfortunately, this is not Marshall’s first issue. Before attending Auburn, Marshall was a safety at Georgia where he was kicked off of the team for a rules violation.
Auburn and head coach Gus Malzahn cannot be happy that they have two seniors and players being regarded as leaders being in the press for marijuana. It will be interesting to see if and when Malzahn is forced to address the issues in how he opts to handle it.