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December 18, 2014

Auburn QB Marshall's marijuana citation case closed

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Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 6:04 pm | Updated: 7:21 pm, Thu Jul 24, 2014.

AUBURN — Nick Marshall's marijuana citation case is now closed.

Reynolds (Ga.) police chief Lonnie Holder confirmed Thursday morning that Marshall's mother, Shalana Cliett, paid the fines stemming from the two citations Auburn's quarterback received after being stopped on July 11. In sum, the fines totaled $1,100 — $1,000 for marijuana possession less than an ounce and $100 for illegal tint.

The Montgomery Advertiser first reported the news late Wednesday night.

Had the fines not been paid, Marshall was set to appear in court at 10 a.m. on Sept. 10.

In a separate incident, Holder also confirmed that Christopher Rachalla, one of the officers who stopped Marshall on July 11, had been arrested Tuesday night and charged with two counts of simple battery, second degree criminal damage, terroristic threats, criminal trespassing and violation of oath of office. News of his arrest was first reported by WRBL.

Following the incident, Rachalla was fired from the Reynolds police department.

And while Marshall's case may have been wrapped up off the field, his status for the season opener versus Arkansas on Aug. 30 is still up in the air. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn has not announced what his punishment will be for the senior signal-caller, but said Monday that a decision will be made "in a short period of time."

"He understands he made a mistake," Malzahn said during an appearance on ESPN's Numbers Never Lie on Monday. "He has been remorseful. Up until that point, he had been a model student, citizen, all of the above. But he made a mistake."

Auburn is set to open fall camp Aug. 1.

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