Report: Kalvaraz Bessent Arrested

Just a few days removed from National Signing Day, one of Auburn's top defensive back signees, Kalvaraz Bessent out of Kingsland (GA), might have found himself in a bit of hot water today. Bessent's name was found in a Florida criminal database today (seen below). According to the database, Bessent was arrested on February 8th, and later released on "General release".

Bessent, as you may recall, was a former Alabama verbal before flipping his commitment to the Tigers just days after the 2013 SEC Championship.


After a quick google search of "Kalvaraz Nehmiah Bessent", his name is now associated with a website,, which also features a video showing his booking photo and details surrounding his reported arrest. According to the same video, Bessent was arrested for "Possession of Marijuana" in Nassau County, Florida. There's a rumor circulating that there was also a weapon found at the scene, but there is no confirmation of that at this time.

I'll continue to update as I hear more. 

UPDATE 2/8/14 - 6:34 pm: According to, Bessent was arrested on two felony charges from possession of marijuana and intent to sell. The high school senior was also charged with a misdemeanor for possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released on $5,506 bond.

UPDATE 2/8/14 - 6:44 pm: According to James Crepea (@JamesCrepea), a spokesman told him that Gus Malzahn is "aware of the situation and is continuing to gather information".