Two days after signing a national letter of intent to play for Auburn, cornerback Kalvaraz Bessent was arrested in Florida on marijuana-related charges.
According to the Nassau County (Fla.) Sherriff's Office, Bessent was charged with felony counts of possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana and possession with intent and also a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released Saturday on $5,506 bond.
Bessent, a four-star cornerback from Georgia who is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 11 cornerback in the country, was riding in the front seat of a 2007 Dodge Charger when a deputy stopped the vehicle and smelled marijuana. A search turned up four bags totaling 202.5 grams, sheriff Bill Leeper said.
According to Al.com, an Auburn spokesman said Saturday that Tigers coach Gus Malzahn "is aware of the situation and is continuing to gather information."
After the arrest, Bessent tweeted, "God knows the truth and he is going to stick with me through this if nobody else will!!"