NFL linebacker Rolando McClain was arrested in Alabama on Friday (May 12) for firearm and drug charges.
According to Decatur Daily, the 27-year-old was pulled over due to a window tint violation on Friday afternoon. But when an officer approached the car, he smelled marijuana and proceeded to search the vehicle, finding marijuana and a gun.
McClain was charged with possession of marijuana and carrying a firearm without a permit. He was booked into Morgan County Jail and late released on $2,000 bail.
The former Crimson Tide star was drafted by the Oakland Raiders with the no. 8 pick in 2010 NFL Draft and played for three seasons there — his best season coming in 2011, when he recorded 100 tackles and five sacks.
McClain announced his retirement in 2013, despite being just 23, but has played in Dallas over the past two seasons, after the Cowboys picked him up in a trade from the Baltimore Ravens in 2014.
He missed the first four games of the 2015 season because of a substance abuse violation. Then, after re-signing with Dallas, he was suspended 10 more games in 2016 for another substance abuse violation. This past December, he was suspended indefinitely for a third violation, leading many to wonder if he’d ever play again.
McClain is currently on the Cowboys’ suspended list, but not on their official roster.