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4 Auburn Football Players Arrested For Marijuana Possession

Four Auburn sophomore football players, including a returning starter, have been arrested.

Carlton Davis (above) started nine times last season.

Auburn, Ala.--Four Auburn football players, including 2015 All-SEC Freshman cornerback Carlton Davis, have been arrested for second degree possession of marijuana.

The other three players arrested are also sophomores. The group includes wide receiver Ryan Davis, defensive end Byron Cowart and cornerback Jeremiah Dinson, who are all members of the 2015 AU signee class from the state of Florida. Carlton Davis is from Norland High in Miami,  Dinson is from American High in Miami, Cowart is from Armwood High in Seffner and Ryan Davis is from Lakewood High in St. Petersburg. 

.Coach Gus Malzahn issued a statement on Monday afternoon saying, “I am aware of the situation and we will handle this matter appropriately.”

The arrest occurred on Saturday night on East Samford Avenue in Auburn. Second degree possession of marijuana is a Class A middemeanor in Alabama with the maximum sentence of up to a year in jail and a $6,000 fine.

Carlton Davis led the Tigers in interceptions with three and was sixth on the team in total tackles with 38 solos and 18 assists. He deflected eight passes.

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Jeremiah Dinson saw action for the Tigers last fall.

Dinson played in nine games last season as a true freshman with one start. He suffered a serious knee injury vs. Texas A&M and is not expected to be available to play football this fall. He finished with nine solo tackles and six assists last fall.

Ryan Davis played in eight games and ran the ball two times for 20 yards with a touchdown vs. Texas A&M.

Cowart, a five-star recruit, saw limited playing time as a reserve in 2015 and made one solo tackle with five assists.

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