David J. Phillip
May 02, 2016

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Four Auburn football players have been arrested on misdemeanor drug charges, including starting cornerback Carlton Davis.

Davis, defensive end Byron Cowart, wide receiver Ryan Davis and cornerback Jeremiah Dinson were arrested Saturday on charges of second-degree possession of marijuana, Auburn police Capt. Lorenza Dorsey said Monday. All four are 19 years old.

Dorsey said they were arrested on the 100 block of E. Samford Avenue just off campus. He said he did not have details of the arrests.

Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said the four players were brought to the jail at about 10 p.m. Saturday and were released on bond about two hours later.

Tigers coach Gus Malzahn issued a statement saying: ''I am aware of the situation and we will handle this matter appropriately.''

Carlton Davis started nine games as a freshman last season, making 56 tackles and a team-high three interceptions.

Cowart was rated the nation's top prospect coming out of high school last year by multiple recruiting services but played sparingly. He had six tackles and six quarterback hurries in 13 games.

Ryan Davis is a sophomore who didn't have a catch but ran twice for a total of 20 yards. Dinson sustained a season-ending right knee injury in the Texas A&M game last November. He finished with 15 tackles in nine games.

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