Jashawn Sheffield, an Auburn football player, has been suspended indefinitely following a pair of arrests in Georgia, a team spokesman confirmed to the Montgomery Advertiser.
Sheffield, a native of Brunswick, Georgia, was arrested for disorderly conduct on May 9 then again for a “DUI Less Safe” on May 16 in Bulloch County. He spent two days in jail after each arrest, getting released on a $1,576 bond after the second.
In the state of Georgia, a “DUI Less Safe” can be charged if a law enforcement officer believes a driver is less safe behind the wheel because of alcohol consumption, even if that person is under a specific blood-alcohol content.
The former four-star athlete played wide receiver as a true freshman at Auburn, appearing in only game (Nov. 23 against Samford) and carrying twice for 30 yards. He was expected to get a look at a defensive back whenever the Tigers resumed practice for the 2020 season.
It is still unclear when Auburn will get to return to the practice field and, now, when Sheffield will be allowed to rejoin the team.
Sheffield caught 92 passes for 1,393 yards, rushed 254 times for 2,040 yards and totaled 41 touchdowns on offense and recorded 50 tackles, two sacks and three interceptions on defense during his high school career at Frederica Academy in Saint Simons Island, Georgia.
Auburn walk-on wide receiver Pace Ozmint was arrested over the weekend for minor in possession of alcohol and giving false identification to a law enforcement officer.
Ozmint, a redshirt-sophomore, was arrested on the 100 block of W Magnolia Avenue in Auburn on Saturday, according to Auburn police logs.
Both charges are misdemeanors in Alabama.
The minor in possession charge carries a fine of no less than $25 and no more than $100 and up to 30 days in jail. False identification carries a fine of no less than $50 or more than $500, can include a jail sentence of up to three months and requires surrendering one’s license for at least three months and no more than six months.
Typically, first-time offenders under 21 years of age receive youthful offender status and pay a fine and court costs.
Auburn backup quarterback Sean White was arrested early Sunday for appearing under the influence in public.