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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Auburn Alum Melero Arrested

Former Auburn all-American Branndi Melero was arrested in the wee hours of Sunday morning on a variety of misdemeanor charges.

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Melero, who earned first-team all-American honors in 2014, was arrested along with her sister Brianna. Both were charged with public intoxication, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct. The arrests were made at 2:52 a.m., while the duo was processed at roughly 4:30 a.m. and later bonded out. 

The most severe charge Melero faces carries a possible maximum punishment of up to six months in jail and a $3,000 fine. She is due in court on August 17th.

Melero, who played for both Tina Deese and Clint Myers at Auburn, ended her career batting .340 with forty career home runs in 235 games as a Tiger. She was drafted #24 overall in the 2015 NPF draft by the Chicago Bandits, but played in just two games for the club before sitting out the remainder of the season for what was described as “personal reasons”.

She has also worked as a color analyst for the Tigers on SEC Network and SEC Network+ broadcasts.

Her arrest is the latest in a lengthy line of off-the-field troubles surrounding the Auburn program this calendar year. Assistant coach Corey Myers left the program following allegations of repeated misconduct. Late in the season, three Tiger players were arrested for marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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