CLEMSON - Clemson football star Sammy Watkins was arrested by university police early Friday morning, charged with possession of a controlled substance and simple possession of marijuana. The arrest likely puts his early-season status in jeopardy as coach Dabo Swinney promised there will be disciplinary action.

The freshman All-American was stopped after a university police officer saw the white 1999 Cadillac he was driving scrape against a curb on campus and because the Florida temporary tag on the car was not illuminated, according to the police report. When the officer pulled the car over in a campus area parking lot, he smelled marijuana.

The officer asked Watkins if there was a reason the car smelled smell like marijuana. Watkins said, No, I just got the car not long ago, according to the police report.

Watkins consented to a search where it was found he possessed a small bag of marijuana along with two pills, Adderall and Vyvanse, for which Watkins did not have a prescription.

The pills are commonly used to treat ADHD but are banned by the NCAA without a perscription.

Watkins was held by city police.

Both chargers are misdemeanors and Watkins was released on a $1,620 bond Friday.

Watkins issued an apologetic statement Friday afternoon.

I made a mistake last night and I am truly sorry for my actions, Watkins said. I let the team down, the coaches down and this University down. I will learn from this. I will accept any discipline Coach Swinney and the University issues.

Swinney indicated there will be discipline for Watkins, whose status figures to now be in jeopardy for Clemsons season-opener against Auburn in the Georgia Dome in September.

I am aware of the arrest last night, Swinney said. I am mad and hurt by the poor decision that Sammy Watkins made. He is a good young man who has been a model student, citizen, player and teammate.

This is a reminder that good people make poor decisions. But, there are consequences for your actions ... and there will be in this case. ... I am in the process of gathering the facts and discipline will be determined when I have completed that process.

Amadou-Tidiane Daniel Dia, 18, a freshman member of the mens soccer team, was with Watkins and charged with simple possession of marijuana.

Watkins was freshman All-American last season after recording more than 1,200 receiving yards. He helped lead Clemson to its first ACC title in 20 years.