Former Alabama unanimous All-American, first-round pick arrested on drug and weapon charges, per report
Former Alabama All-American and first-round NFL Draft pick Rolando McClain has been arrested in Moulton, Alabama, per a report from WAFF.com.
McClain was arrested on drug and weapon charges on July 30. According to the report, McClain was pulled over on Highway 157 for speeding. The car smelled like marijuana when the officer approached it, and that gave police probable cause to search the vehicle.
The former Alabama linebacker told police that there was a gun in the car as he stepped out of it, but he said it did not belong to him. He did not have a license to carry it, according to the report.
McClain was charged with second-degree possession of marijuana and possession of a concealed weapon without a permit. Detrick Mostello, a passenger in the car, was also charged with second-degree possession of marijuana.
McClain was drafted No. 8 overall by the Oakland Raiders in the 2010 NFL Draft. He later signed with the Baltimore Ravens in 2013 and the Dallas Cowboys in 2014-15.
Prior to the NFL, McClain was a star linebacker for Alabama. He was a unanimous All-American in 2009, winning the Butkus Award and the SEC Defensive Player of the Year award. McClain helped Alabama win the 2009 BCS National Championship.