Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall cited for marijuana

Auburn University quarterback Nick Marshall was cited for possessing less than an ounce of marijuana in Reynolds, Taylor County.

According to Police Chief Lonnie Holder, the former Wilcox County High School standout was pulled over at 1:19 p.m. Friday for having a tinted windshield.

He was driving east on Georgia Highway 96 on the east side of Reynolds -- a town of about 1,000 people, halfway between Macon and Columbus.

Holder said Marshall was cited for a window-tint violation and possession of less than one ounce of marijuana -- a violation of a city ordinance. According to the Associated Press, it was under the passenger side visor.

He was not arrested, the chief said.

According to USA Today, Auburn coach Gus Malzahn released a statement Friday night that read, "I'm aware of the situation that happened earlier today with Nick. I'm very disappointed and I will address it with him accordingly."

Marshall is a native of Rochelle. With Wilcox County High, he set a Georgia High School Association career record for touchdown passes, 103.

He started his college career at the University of Georgia as a cornerback, He was dismissed from the team in February 2012 for allegedly being involved in a dormitory theft.

Marshall became Auburn's quarterback last summer.

After a successful 2013 season, USA Today this spring put Marshall as No.6 on their top 10 Heisman watch list.


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