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Ex-Dallas Cowboy Arrested On Gun, Drug Charges In Alabama Again

Moulton, AL – Former Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain was arrested again on Saturday by police in Alabama after they stopped him for speeding and found a gun and marijuana in his car.

Moulton police said officers smelled marijuana when they stopped the 33-year-old McClain for speeding 70 mph in a 55 mph zone at about 9:30 p.m. on July 30, TMZ reported.

Officers asked McClain to step out of the vehicle and he complied with their instructions.

Then he told officers that there was a gun in the car, but it wasn’t his, TMZ reported.

Police said that McClain did not have a license to carry a concealed weapon.

Officers searched the former National Football League (NFL) player’s car and found a pouch of tobacco with a bag of marijuana inside it, TMZ reported.

Police arrested McClain and his passenger, Detrick Mostello, at the scene.

The former Dallas Cowboy was charged with speeding, possession of a concealed weapon without a permit, and misdemeanor unlawful possession of marijuana, according to TMZ.

Mostello was charged with misdemeanor unlawful possession of marijuana.

Both men were bonded out of jail shortly after they were booked, TMZ reported.

McClain, who played for the Dallas Cowboys in 2015, was also arrested on gun and drug charges in Alabama in 2017.

The linebacker played for Alabama and was drafted by Oakland in the eighth round of the 2010 draft, Sports Illustrated reported.

He was released by Oakland in 2013 after some off-field issues and Baltimore signed him, but he never actually played for the Ravens before he was traded to the Dallas Cowboys.

McClain played in 24 games in two season and would have been re-signed by Dallas but he was suspended by the NFL in 2015 for violating its drug policy, Sports Illustrated reported.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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