OXFORD, MS - NOVEMBER 01: Stephen Roberts #14 of the Auburn Tigers celebrates with the Auburn student fans after defeating the Mississippi Rebels at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on November 1, 2014 in Oxford, Mississippi. Auburn defeated Mississippi 35-31. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Auburn starting DB arrested, facing gun charges

Bad news for Auburn's defense.

According to AL.com, Auburn starting safety Stephen Roberts was arrested on Wednesday night, and faces charges of eluding a police officer and possessing a firearm without a license. Both charges are misdemeanors, but the penalty is up to a year in jail.

From AL.com:

The Opelika native was then taken to the Lee County Detention Center, where he was booked at 10:40 p.m., according to Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones, who said Roberts was released, with each charge having a bond of $1,000, later Wednesday night.

Auburn lost a ton of defensive backs to graduation after the 2015 season, and Roberts was penciled in as a starter at safety. The junior played in all 13 games last year, registering 26 total tackles and three pass breakups.

No discipline has been handed down from Auburn yet.