C.J. Uzomah was the first to sit at the microphone for Auburn at SEC Media Days. Uzomah sat in the seat originally intended for Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall.
Last week, Marshall was cited in Reynolds, Georgia for possession of marijuana during a routine traffic stop.
Coach Gus Malzahn made the decision to remove Marshall as one of the players speaking on Auburn's behalf at SEC Media days claiming that it a privilege to represent the Auburn football and Nick Marshall lost that privilege as a result of his actions.
Malzahn added that up until the point of the marijuana citation, Marshall had been a model teammate and citizen.
Senior tight end C.J. Uzomah stepped in for Marshall and said he was honored to be able to speak at Media Days but shared his disappointment in Marshall.
Uzomah said Marshall addressed the team has been very remorseful. He added that the team has not lost faith in Marshall and he continues to be a leader.
Reese Dismukes and Gabe Wright both said they hope to be there for Marshall as a teammate and brother.
Malzahn said he has not decided on further punishment, but the Marshall will pay the price for his mistake.