Riders Release Nic Marshall, after he is arrested for gun possession.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders are parting company with DB Nic Marshall.

The team announced in a simple statement: “The Saskatchewan Roughriders have released American defensive back Nic Marshall.”

Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive back Nic Marshall (3) runs after an interception against the Edmonton Elks during the second half of CFL football action in Regina, on Thursday, July 6, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu

Yesterday, the Riders said they had been made aware of the situation Marshall had found himself in through media reports.

Marshall, and a woman in the vehicle with him, were arrested in Columbus, Ga., on Thursday, according to WRBL, a television station in Columbus, which reported it Saturday.

Marshall, 31, has been with the CFL club since 2018 and was a West Division all-star in 2021. He was previously a quarterback at Auburn University and spent two years in the NFL (2015-16).

The six-foot-one, 207-pound Rochelle, Ga., native had 31 tackles and five interceptions in 17 games for the Riders in 2023.

“The Club is disappointed and taking this matter seriously. We are currently gathering more information and will provide an update soon after,” the team said in a statement.

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