Auburn backup QB Sean White arrested for public intoxication


Auburn backup QB Sean White arrested for public intoxication

The junior quarterback on Sunday was dismissed from the team 36 hours after being arrested in Auburn for public intoxication, which is a misdemeanor.

White was coming off a two-game suspension already when he was arrested around 2:45 a.m. on Sunday morning.

White appeared in 18 games for the Tigers, starting 16 from 2015-16.

According to Kirk Sampson, the Auburn University Associate Athletics Director for Communication, Head Coach Gus Malzahn is aware of the situation and he is gathering all the facts and will handle this appropriately. "We appreciate his time at Auburn and wish him nothing but the best", Malzahn said.

Newcomer Jarrett Stidham was named the starter over White prior to the start of the season, after Auburn lost quarterbacks John Franklin III and Woody Barrett to transfers.

In 2016 he played in 11 games with 10 starts and led the SEC in completions at 64 percent. He started the Sugar Bowl against Oklahoma, but broke his forearm during the first quarter. He was later released.

The junior quarterback started 16 games for Auburn over the past two seasons, including 10 starts previous year as Auburn's No.1 QB.

White has not released any public statement regarding his dismissal.