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Former NFL player Keith McCants arrested again

Keith McCants, the fourth overall pick in the 1990 draft who had a disappointing six-year NFL career, was arrested Friday on a charge of use and possession of drug paraphernalia in Mobile, Alabama.

The Mobile Press-Register reports that it’s at least the fourth arrest in less than a year for McCants.

McCants, a linebacker from Alabama, was drafted by the Buccaneers in 1990, played for them for three years, and then played briefly for the Houston Oilers and Arizona Cardinals.

The Bucs’ decision to take McCants with the fourth overall pick is one of the biggest mistakes in NFL draft history. With the next pick the San Diego Chargers selected another linebacker, future Hall of Famer Junior Seau.

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11 Responses to “Former NFL player Keith McCants arrested again”
  1. BigEd1340 says: Jun 4, 2010 6:58 AM

    4 times? Are we talking arrests or sacks in his NFL career?? Well, at least Keith is finally consistant at something.

  2. LighTsouT says: Jun 4, 2010 7:10 AM

    “The Bucs’ decision to take McCants with the fourth overall pick is one of the biggest mistakes in NFL draft history. With the next pick the San Diego Chargers selected another linebacker, future Hall of Famer Junior Seau.”
    Ouch.

  3. ArtModellsPimp says: Jun 4, 2010 7:15 AM

    Well, at least Keith didn’t rape anyone. The only life he’s hurting is his own.

  4. God's Own Silver and Blue says: Jun 4, 2010 7:43 AM

    When you start accruing frequent user points at your local county jail, you know you pretty much suck at this big ol’ thing called living.

  5. jj jones says: Jun 4, 2010 8:11 AM

    “The Bucs’ decision to take McCants with the fourth overall pick is one of the biggest mistakes in NFL draft history.”
    Because Junior Seau would have put the Bucs over the top? How much bigger was the Jets passing on Dan Marino to take Ken O’Brien or the Browns taking Tim Couch over Donovan McNabb?

  6. JackBang says: Jun 4, 2010 8:18 AM

    It is very important to note that Seau told the Bucs before the draft there was no way he was ever signing a contract with the team. I did not blame him at the time, as Hugh Culverhouse was a scumbag.

  7. zilla1126 says: Jun 4, 2010 8:19 AM

    “future Hall of famer junior seau”?!?
    He’ll be out of the league in three years. One year if they start testing for HGH.

  8. Slow Joe says: Jun 4, 2010 8:31 AM

    The Bucs’ decision to take McCants with the fourth overall pick is one of the biggest mistakes in NFL draft history. With the next pick the San Diego Chargers selected another linebacker, future Hall of Famer Junior Seau.
    And most of their competition for the biggest mistakes in draft history are the Bucs’ other picks in the 80s and early 90s. Booker Reese, Bo Jackson, Charles McRae, Eric Curry, Broderick Thomas, Trent Dilfer…I could go on but it might make me suicidal.

  9. robert ethen says: Jun 4, 2010 11:54 AM

    Somehow, Smith, I really don’t think McCants needs to be reminded of what a mistake he was in the draft 10 years ago.
    At this particular point in his life.

  10. HC says: Jun 4, 2010 11:56 AM

    Wasn’t McCants one of those players that Ray Perkins took based on part by the fact that he played college ball in the south, and since Tampa was in the south too McCants would be acclimated to the heat and therefore perform better?
    Yeah, that’s a real good criteria for grading a player on your draft board. But as mentioned previously the real culprit for their lack of success was Culverhouse. He just took his split of the television revenue and laughed all the way to the bank. Even though the franchise was the worst in the league at the time in terms of wins and losses, their net profits were among the highest in the NFL, even with a half empty every week. He may be the primary reason why the NFLPA eventually called for a salary floor in the CBA.

  11. Buccaneer says: Jun 6, 2010 7:31 PM

    The real culprit was Culverhouses nose… It was the size of a beach umbrella and only smelled money!

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