UPDATED: Marshall pulled from SEC Media Days lineup
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Nick Marshall sidesteps a Missouri defender in the 2013 SEC title game (Zach Bland | Assistant Photo Editor)
Nick Marshall sidesteps a Missouri defender in the 2013 SEC title game (Zach Bland | Assistant Photo Editor)
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Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall has been pulled from Monday's 2014 SEC Media Days lineup in Hoover, Alabama, according to Auburn spokesperson Kirk Sampson.

Senior tight end C.J. Uzomah will attend in his place.

Marshall was cited Friday afternoon for marijuana possession in Reynolds, Georgia, according to Reynolds chief of police Lonnie Holder.

Marshall was not arrested.

"I am aware of the situation that happened earlier today with Nick," head coach Gus Malzahn said in a statement late Friday night. "I'm very disappointed and I will address it with him accordingly."

According to Holder, Marshall was pulled over for a window tint violation when the officer smelled marijuana in his car.

Marshall was found with between eight and nine grams of marijuana in the car and was ticketed for the offense.

Possession of marijuana in an amount of less than one ounce is considered a misdemeanor under Georgia state law. Possession is often punished by probation and a fine, which is set by the court.

The Rochelle, Georgia native is expected to be the returning starter for Auburn this season and was announced as a participating player at SEC Media Days on Monday, July 14.

Following a 3-9 season in 2012, Marshall led Auburn to a SEC title and within seconds of a BCS National Championship victory in his first season as quarterback.

Marshall threw for nearly 1,976 yards, rushed 1.068 and accounted for 26 touchdowns on his own.

His explosive 2013 season found the rising senior on a number of preseason Heisman watch lists as well as the Maxwell award watch list.

Check back at ThePlainsman.com for any further updates.
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