Senior Defensive Back Jonathan Mincy of the Auburn football team was arrested on Friday, June 27th for possession of marijuana.
In a routine traffic stop, Mincy was a passenger in a car being pulled over for going 92 in a 65. The officer smelled marijuana and found it in the back seat with Mincy. Mincy was arrested on the scene for second-degree possession.
After he was arrested Mincy posted a $3,000 bond. Ironically days earlier Mincy spoke to over 200 children at a D.A.R.E. event. D.A.R.E. stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education, to help students better understand not to do drugs.
Mincy was selected to give advice to younger kids to help them make smart decisions to help lead them to healthy and safe lives, and make good decisions. This obviously wasn't a good decision by Mincy as it seemed more as if it was selfish than criminal.
It was no surprise that he was one of the very few Auburn football players to speak at the event. Mincy is a fifth year senior and a third year starter for the Tigers, as well a candidate for the Lott IMPACT Trophy given to impact defensive players. Last season he finished with 56 tackles, 14 broken up passes and 1 interception.
Mincy must realize the pedestal he is standing on. This is not just another division 1 college football program. This is Auburn; a team that won the SEC, which is arguably the best college football conference in the country.
As well as making a National Championship appearance. When you're in a position like this you can't expect many second chances because there are many other players that would love a shot at playing for Auburn.