Reynolds, Ga., Police Chief Lonnie Holder said that Marshall was pulled over for a traffic stop due to tinted windows on his automobile and issued a citation for that and for possession of a small amount of marijuana.
Chief Marshall said that Marshall was stopped on Georgia Highway 96 at approximately 12:45 p.m. EDT by a city of Reynolds police officer, who smelled marijuana and located the drug in the visor of the Dodge Charger. Marshall was the only passenger in the vehicle. The chief said the officer asked Marshall if there was marijuana in the car and noted that Marshall said that was the case. Holder noted the amount was less than one ounce.
The chief said the officer check to see if the driver was impaired and noted that was not the case and he was allowed to continue on his trip home.
Marshall will be required to pay $1,100 by Sept. 10th or else he will have to appear in court. The citations will cost $1,000 for the marijuana and $100 for the window tinting, the chief said.
Marshall is scheduled to appear at SEC Media Days as one of three players representing Auburn at the annual event.
Malzahn issued a statement on the situation. "I am aware of the situation that happened earlier today with Nick," he said. "I'm very disappointed and I will address it with him accordingly."
Reynolds, Ga., is 92 miles east of Auburn and is on the way to Marshall’s hometown of Pineview, Ga. On June 27th in Henry County, Ala., another Auburn football senior, cornerback Jonathon Mincy, was arrested for possession of marijuana as part of a traffic stop.
Marshall joined the Auburn football team last summer after he graduated from Garden City Community College in Kansas. He played quarterback there for one season after being dismissed from the University of Georgia team for his involvement in a theft case.
He won a four-way starting battle for the quarterback job last August and started 13 of 14 games for the Tigers as they won the SEC championship. Jeremy Johnson, a true freshman, started one game when Marshall was injured as the Tigers defeated Western Carolina.
Marshall completed 143-239 passes as a junior for 1,976 yards 14 touchdowns. He rushed for 1,068 yards and 12 touchdowns on 172 carries.