Auburn dismisses QB Sean White after public intoxication arrest (Update)

Police arrested White several hours after Auburn’s 24-10 victory over Mercer at nearby Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Update: 9/18 – 11:35 a.m. ET

Auburn quarterback Sean White has been dismissed from the program after his arrest over the weekend. White, the Tigers’ No. 2 quarterback, was charged with public intoxication early Sunday morning.

“Sean White is no longer a part of our football program at Auburn. He has made poor decisions that are not in the best interest of our program, and more importantly, himself. We appreciate his time at Auburn and wish him nothing but the best,” Tigers coach Gus Malzahn said.

White was suspended for the first two games of the year for unspecified reasons. Saturday’s game against Mercer marked the first time White was in uniform in 2017. White started 16 games over the last two seasons, including 10 in 2016 when he led the SEC in completion percentage.

With White out of the picture, true freshman Malik Willis will be the No. 2 quarterback for the Tigers, who improved to 2-1 on Saturday. Willis is the only other scholarship QB on the roster.

Original story: 9/17 – 11:15 a.m. ET

Auburn quarterback Sean White was arrested for public intoxication in the hours after the Tigers’ win over Mercer on Saturday night.

From Al.com:

White, 21, was arrested by Auburn police at 2:45 a.m. on the 100 block of N Ross St. in Auburn, according to Auburn police assistant chief William Mathews.

White was admitted to Lee County jail at 3:28 a.m. where he is being held on $500 bond, according to jail records. His court date in Nov. 30.

Saturday was White’s first game in uniform after he served a two-game suspension to start the season. White was the team’s starting quarterback in 2016 but ceded the starting gig to Baylor transfer Jarrett Stidham before the 2017 season.

White completed 64 percent of his passes for 1,679 yards, nine scores and three interceptions a year ago. Public intoxication is not considered to be simply a violation in Alabama.

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