Former New England Patriots and San Diego Chargers wide receiver Reche Caldwell has been arrested in Florida for allegedly trying to sell five pounds of the drug ecstacy.
It was the second this year that the former NFL player has been arrested in Hillsborough County after being charged with running an illegal gambling operation back in January.
According to the arrest record, Caldwell was arrested at 12:46 p.m. Tuesday in Tampa, Fla. He was booked into jail at 7:15 p.m. and released on $2,000 bond early Wednesday morning. He was charged with a third degree felony.
According to TMZ, who first reported the arrest, Caldwell was attempting to sell ecstasy pills. He had so much of the substance that what he was carrying at the time of his arrest would have been worth around $179,200 on the street.
Caldwell played six seasons in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers, New England Patriots and Washington Redskins. He also spent time in the offseason with the St. Louis Rams in 2008.
The 35-year old caught 152 passes for 1,851 yards and 11 touchdowns for his career. His best season came with the Patriots in 2006 when he caught 61 passes for 760 yards and four touchdowns. It was the only season of his career with more than 28 catches and 352 yards.
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