Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall was “very regretful” and teary-eyed when issued a citation on Friday for less than one ounce of marijuana when pulled over in Reynolds, Georgia, according to The news site spoke directly with Reynolds’ chief of police Lonnie Holder.

“He was very regretful. He was very respectful. He was very apologetic,” said Holder. “He seemed like he was disappointed in himself. He did get a little teary eyed as we had the conversation. I think sometimes what those kids need, they need somebody to talk to them and say, hey, you made a mistake, don’t let it happen anymore.”

Marshall was initially pulled over by Holder for illegal window tinting.

“I explained to Nick that I was really disappointed in him. I told him that there are a million kids that look up to him. He is a role model whether he wants to be or not. I was disappointed that we have athletes out there doing that. I explained to him that we are not going to treat him any differently. I was disappointed in him. I hope he learns from his mistake and this puts him on the right path.”

Head coach Gus Malzahn released a statement on Friday expressing how disappointed he was in his senior quarterback. Marshall is scheduled to appear Monday at SEC Media Days in Hoover, Alabama. Since the citation and Malzahn’s statement, speculation has been rampant as to whether Marshall will be in Hoover or not.