Former Tampa Bay Bucs and University of Alabama defensive end Keith McCants was arrested in Florida on drug charges Monday, marking his ninth arrest in the past eight years.
The Bradenton Herald reports that police in Pinellas County picked McCants up early Monday near St. Petersburg and charged him with one felony count of possession of crack cocaine and driving with a revoked or suspended license. He was reportedly booked into jail around 4:24 a.m and released on $2,000 bond. Court records do not show that he hired an attorney, according to the report.
It’s McCants’ ninth brush with the law since 2010. His most recent arrest came last January, which was also for driving with a suspended license. In 2010 and 2011, he was arrested for possession of cocaine, to which he pleaded guilty. He was given a 16-day jail sentence and probation. In 2011 and 2013, McCants, 50, was arrested on outstanding warrants from Alabama, the Tampa Bay Times reported.
An All-American defensive end at the University of Alabama, McCants was selected by the Buccaneers in the first-round of the 1990 NFL Draft. He also played for the Houston Oiler and the St. Louis Cardinals. He last played in the NFL in 1995. McCants faces a July 10 court date, according to records.