Auburn QB Nick Marshall was cited for marijuana possession in Georgia on July 11. Marshall led the Tigers to the BCS Championship Game against Florida State, which they lost, 34-21.
Police pulled Marshall over for having tinted windows on Hwy. 96 in Reynolds, about an hour northwest of Plneview, where he was born. The smell of burnt marijuana led to a search of the vehicle (they found eight grams). He received a misdemeanor citation for the marijuana, but was not technically arrested. Possession of an ounce or less in Georgia is punishable by one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.
Marshall joined Auburn last season after stints at the University of Georgia and Garden City Community College in Kansas. He gained over 3,000 yards and scored 26 touchdown in a huge turnaround season for Auburn. Before the citation, he was slated to open the 2014 season as the Tigers' starting quarterback vs. Arkansas on Aug. 30.
Update: Coach Gus Malzahn says Marshall won't start the opener, but may play.