Sports / Other Sports / 

Auburn DB Stephen Roberts suspended for opener after arrest



This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn defensive back Stephen Roberts won't play against No. 2 Clemson following his arrest on two misdemeanor charges.

Tigers coach Gus Malzahn said Tuesday that Roberts is suspended for Saturday night's opener. After that, Malzahn says Roberts' status will be week to week and, "We'll see how he responds."

Roberts was arrested last week and charged with attempting to elude an officer and possessing a firearm without a license.

Auburn police said the 20-year-old Roberts was a passenger in a vehicle during a traffic stop and attempted to flee from the officer.

Roberts has been competing for the starting job at free safety after making 26 tackles last season. He started the final four games.

The starting safeties will be Johnathan Ford and Tray Matthews.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Associated Press

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast