Former NFL player arrested in Lawrence County


LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A former NFL star has been charged with having marijuana and carrying a concealed weapon without a license after a traffic stop in Moulton.

Moulton Police confirmed deputies stopped a white Mercedes driven by Rolando McClain on Route 157 near Route 33 on July 30.

The officer said he smelled like marijuana and asked McClain to get out of the car. McClain immediately told the officer there was a gun inside the car.

The officer found a bag of marijuana hidden in a package of chewing tobacco while searching the car.

McClain and passenger Detirick Mostello were both arrested and taken to the Lawrence County Jail. McClain is charged with second-degree possession of marijuana, carrying a concealed weapon without a license and speeding. Mostello is charged with second degree possession of marijuana.

  • Former NFL player arrested in Lawrence County

McClain played high school football in Decatur before becoming a star for the University of Alabama. He was drafted 8th overall by the Oakland Raiders in 2010.

He was suspended in 2016 for violating the NFL’s drug abuse policy.

The investigation into the case is ongoing.


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