Haley Fagan among 3 Auburn players reportedly arrested on marijuana charges
Three Auburn softball players -- including one at the center of a confrontation with an opposing coach last month -- have been suspended indefinitely after they reportedly were arrested on marijuana charges early Thursday morning.
Shortstop Haley Fagan, pitcher Makayla Martin and outfielder Brittany Maresette were charged with second-degree possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia around 12:45 a.m., according to multiple reports.
An Auburn spokesperson said the three players did not accompany the team on its trip to South Carolina for a three-game series that opens Friday.
Fagan, who is batting .323 and has started all 44 games for the Tigers, made national headlines last month when she got into a confrontation with Florida coach Tim Walton in a postgame handshake line. Neither Fagan nor Walton was disciplined for the incident.
Fagan is part of a talented sports family. Her sisters Kasey (Arkansas) and Sami (Missouri) both played softball at Florida before transferring. Her father, Kevin Fagan, was a defensive end for the San Francisco 49ers.
Martin is 16-5 with a 2.05 ERA. Maresette has appeared in 17 games for the Tigers and is batting .143.
All three are due in court on the misdemeanor charges Aug. 31, according to reports.
The Tigers (37-7) were the national runners-up last year and were ranked seventh in the most recent ESPN.com/USA Softball Top 25.
The SEC tournament opens May 10, and the NCAA tournament starts May 19. The Women's College World Series is scheduled June 1-7.
It's been a rough season for Auburn, considered a preseason favorite to return to the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City. Last month, associate head coach Corey Myers resigned, citing the need to prioritize his family. Myers is the son of head coach Clint Myers.