Auburn benches Nick Marshall from Media Days after marijuana citation

Each of the 14 SEC schools will be represented at Media Days, which begin Monday afternoon and run through Thursday, by their head coach and three players. Marshall was to have been one of the three Auburn players on hand. However, Auburn announced Sunday night that it will not bring Marshall to the event and that he will be replaced by tight end C.J. Uzomah.

Marshall was cited for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana by police in Reynolds, Ga., on Friday. Police had stopped Marshall for a window-tint violation.

Marshall, who is from Pineview, Ga., began his college career with the Georgia Bulldogs as a defensive back but was dismissed from the team by coach Mark Richt in February 2012 for involvement in a theft from a teammate. After spending the 2012 season at Garden City (Kansas) Community College, Marshall returned to the SEC as Auburn’s starting quarterback last season and accounted for 3,044 offensive yards: 1,976 passing and 1,068 rushing.

Auburn, minus Marshall, will be the first team on stage at Media Days. Representing the Tigers, in addition to Uzomah and coach Gus Malzahn, will be center Reese Dismukes and defensive tackle Gabe Wright.

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