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Report: Ex-Alabama Football Player Arrested Over Weekend

Alabama Football.

Alabama football.

A former Alabama football star had some legal trouble over the weekend. According to multiple reports, ex-Alabama linebacker Rolando McClain was arrested on Saturday in Moulton, Ala. 

According to WAFF, McClain was pulled over for speeding. As a police officer approached the vehicle marijuana was detected. That gave police probable cause to search the car. 

McClain then informed police officers that there was a gun in the car, but explained it wasn't his. The former Alabama football star did not have a license to carry with him and was arrested as a result. Police also found marijuana inside a pouch of chewing tobacco. 

"McClain was charged with second-degree possession of marijuana, speeding, and possession of a concealed weapon without a permit," Charles Montgomery of WAFF.

Rolando McClain spent three seasons (2007-2009) with the Alabama Crimson Tide. During that span he totaled 274 tackles, eight sacks and five picks. He was then taken with the No. 8 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. 

McClain put up some big numbers in three seasons with the Raiders and two with the Cowboys, but could never quite figure out his off-field personal life. 

'Clearly, my decision to retire has raised some questions," he said in a statement back in 2013. "Quite simply, I love football, but I have decided at this time it is in my best interest to focus on getting my personal life together. Beyond that, I am not sure what the future holds for me, including football. This was entirely my decision and the Ravens have been very supportive during this process. I am very grateful for the opportunity they gave me and wish them the best of luck in the future. God willing, maybe I'll play for them one day.'

Hopefully Rolando McClain can soon land back on his feet.