Sheffield suspended following off-field incidents
by Jason Caldwell
56 minutes ago
Following a pair of arrests in the last two weeks in Bulloch County, Georgia, Auburn redshirt freshman defensive back Jashawn Sheffield has been suspended indefinitely from the team, an Auburn athletics department spokesman has confirmed to Inside the Auburn Tigers and Auburn247.
Arrested on May 9 for disorderly conduct and spending two days in jail in Statesboro, Sheffield was arrested a second time a week later on May 16 for DUI-Less safe-alcohol and spent two more days in jail. A bond was set for Sheffield in the amount of $1,576 for the second charge.
Georgia has a “DUI Less Safe” statute, which means that a driver can be convicted of DUI even if the driver's Blood Alcohol Content is less than 0.08 grams. The DUI laws in Georgia criminalize driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, whether illegal, prescription, or over-the-counter and toxic vapors to the extent that it is less safe for the person to do so. Even if they don’t have a chemical test to back up the claim there could still be a conviction based on circumstantial evidence.
Sheffield saw action in one game last season for the Tigers as a wide receiver, carrying the ball two times for 30 yards in a win over Samford. He was moved to defense for bowl preparations and has been expected to make a run at earning playing time at the cornerback position when the Tigers get back on the field this fall.