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Suspended NFL LB Rolando McClain arrested in Alabama

Former Alabama and NFL football player Rolando McClain talks with his lawyer, Carl Cole, after exiting the Morgan County Jail in Decatur, Ala. on Friday, May 12, 2017. Earlier in the day, McClain was arrested in Hartselle, Ala., on equipment violations, firearm and drug charges, according to the Hartselle Police Department.(Crystal Vander Weit/The Decatur Daily via AP)

HARTSELLE, Ala. (AP) — Suspended NFL linebacker Rolando McClain has been arrested on misdemeanor drug and firearm charges after a police stop in Hartselle.

Police Lt. Justin Barley says an officer pulled over McClain about 1 p.m. Friday because his car’s window tint was too dark. While in the process of issuing that violation, the officer smelled what he believed to be marijuana and after a search found McClain in possession of the drug and possession of a firearm without a permit.

The 27-year-old Decatur, Alabama, native faces charges of second-degree possession of marijuana and carrying a pistol without a permit. He also was cited with the illegal window tint.

He was taken to the Morgan County Jail where bond was set at $2,000.

McClain, a former University of Alabama player, was suspended indefinitely in December for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. He was on the Dallas Cowboys’ roster last season, but hasn’t played since 2015.


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