Nearly two weeks after he was cited for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, the case against senior Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall has been officially closed by police in Reynolds, Ga., according to Al.com.
The fine for the citation – which was “approximately $1,000” – was paid by Marshall’s mother, Shalena Cliett. Marshall was also fined $100 for having an illegal tint on the windows of his car. The tinted windows caused Marshall to be pulled over in Reynolds on July 11 and officers subsequently found “8-9 grams” of marijuana in his car.
Reynolds, Ga., police chief Lonnie Holder said that Marshall was “very regretful” and “very apologetic” when he received his citation.
“He seemed like he was disappointed in himself. He did get a little teary-eyed as we had the conversation. I think sometimes what those kids need, they need somebody to talk to them and say, 'Hey, you made a mistake, don’t let it happen again,' ” Holder said.
If the fine had not been paid, Marshall, a preseason first-team All-SEC selection at quarterback, would have had to appear in court on September 10.
Before the citation occurred, Marshall was scheduled to represent Auburn at SEC Media Days on July 14, but head coach Gus Malzahn pulled the plug on his appearance following the incident. Malzahn told reporters that day that he had not reached a decision on disciplinary action concerning Marshall.
“We have high expectations for our players, but specifically our quarterback, being the face of our program,” Malzahn said. “Up until (July 11), Nick has been a model student, teammate, and citizen. Nick made a mistake and he'll have to deal with the consequences. I'm not ready to say what those consequences are at this time, but he will deal with it. I know he's regretful and he feels very bad about it.”
Malzahn has yet to announce if there will be any sort of discipline for his star quarterback.
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