Auburn safety Stephen Roberts was arrested on Wednesday night and charged with attempting to elude an officer and carrying a firearm without a license.
According to the arrest report obtained by Auburn-Opelika News, Roberts was booked at 10:40 p.m. on Wednesday and released on $1,000 bond for each charge. Both charges are Class A misdemeanors and Roberts will be in court on Nov. 17.
Disciplinary action for Roberts has yet to be determined, as coach Gus Malzahn is still gathering facts on the arrest, according to a brief statement from Auburn on the matter.
“(Auburn coach Gus Malzahn) is aware,” said an Auburn spokesperson to the Auburn-Opelika News. “He is gathering all the facts and will handle the situation appropriately.”
The timing of Roberts arrest is not good for the Tigers, as he was among those competing for a starting spot at safety and Auburn must face Deshaun Watson and Clemson in the opening game. Taking on the nation’s top quarterback is an already difficult task that could become even more difficult should Roberts be disciplined and not play.
Roberts had 26 tackles and three pass breakups in 2015.
Source: CBS Sports / Auburn safety charged with eluding arrest, carrying an unlicensed firearm