Earlier this year, four Auburn Tigers, including defensive stars Byron Cowart and Carlton Davis, were arrested on charges on possession of marijuana. All players were charged with misdemeanors of possession in the second degree, but it fortunately wont affect their playing time this season.
Head coach Gus Malzahn announced at SEC Media Days on Monday that Cowart, Davis, cornerback Jeremiah Dinson and wide receiver Ryan Davis had been punished internally and they would not be punished further.
“There has been a decision made,” Malzahn said. “Those four men made a mistake, we punished them and they won’t miss any time. That’s behind us. Four fine young men, they made a mistake and I’m confident they won’t make any more.”
The four sophomores will appear in court on July 21, but the team in confident that they won’t face any further prosecution. All four of them look to make an impact for the team this year.
Cowart had entered the season as the top-ranked defensive end in the country and played in 13 games, but only recorded six total tackles. Carlton Davis was an All-SEC Freshman for the Tigers after he recorded three sacks and eight pass deflections on the season.