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Auburn softball players arrested, suspended for marijuana possession

Three Auburn softball players have been arrested and suspended indefinitely for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Auburn senior shortstop Hayley Fagan, sophomore pitcher Makayla Martin and freshman Brittany Maresette were all arrested for possession, according to an Auburn police report. All three players have been suspended indefinitely for “violating team rules.”

Fagan has started all 44 games at shortstop this season and is currently hitting .323 with six home runs and 29 RBI with a .447 on-base percentage this season. Meanwhile, Martin is 16-5 with a 2.05 ERA with 87 strikeouts in 119.1 innings this season, while Maresette has been used mostly as a pinch runner for the Tigers this season.

All three players are due in court on Aug. 31 for the Class A misdemeanor charges, which each carry a penalty of no more than one year in jail and up to a $6,000 fine.

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The arrests come just a few weeks after Fagan got into a shoving match with Florida softball coach Tim Walton when both teams lined up for handshakes after their game at the end of March.

Auburn, currently ranked No. 7, travels to face South Carolina this weekend. The first game of the series will be at 6 p.m. ET Friday night.

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