Video shows traffic stop, pot citation of Auburn's Nick Marshall


A Columbus, Ga., TV station has obtained police video from last week's traffic stop of Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall.

Marshall was cited July 11 for marijuana possession after he was pulled over in Reynolds, Ga., for having tinted windows. Marshall was not arrested.

WRBL-TV, which obtained the police video, interviewed Reynolds Police Chief Lonnie Holder, who told the station, "I explained to Nick that I was really disappointed in him. I told him that there are a million kids that look up to him. He is a role model whether he wants to be or not."

Marshall had been scheduled to appear at SEC Media Days, but school officials decided not to let him attend. In the long run, the school might have been better off to let him attend: Marshall could have spoken on the matter and it eventually would've gone away. Now, it will linger until he discusses it publicly.

Marshall, a senior, led Auburn to the national championship game last season, his first with the Tigers after transferring in from junior college. He is an excellent athlete who is a strong runner but a still-developing passer.

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