Rolando McClain has had a tumultuous career after leaving college, and the former Crimson Tide linebacker was arrested Friday afternoon in Hartselle, Alabama.
According to The Decatur Daily, McClain was pulled over due to the tint of his car windows.
Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a window tint violation on Chestnut Street near the Alabama 31 and Alabama 36 junction, Hartselle police spokesman Lt. Justin Barley said.
As the officer approached the vehicle, he smelled the aroma of marijuana coming from the vehicle and conducted a search, Barley said.
McClain, 27, was found with marijuana and was also carrying a firearm without a permit, he said.
The incident occurred between 1 and 1:15 p.m. today, police said.
McClain was charged with second-degree possession of marijuana, carrying a firearm without a permit and a misdemeanor equipment violation.
McClain missed the entire 2016 NFL Season after catching a 10-game suspension for a violation of the league’s substance abuse policy, his second in as many years. Later that fall, the suspension was made indefinite, after he reportedly missed a drug test. Last August, it was also reported that McClain gained 40 pounds due to abuse of “purple drink,” a mixture of sprite and the drug codeine, which is found in some cough syrups.
McClain has played five NFL seasons, three with the Oakland Raiders and two with the Dallas Cowboys. Hopefully he can get things back on track, but it has been a very rough year for the former All-American and national champion.