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Report: Keith McCants arrested for 12th time

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As the fourth overall pick in the 1990 NFL draft, Keith McCants was a disappointment on the field. His post-NFL life has been significantly more disappointing.

McCants was arrested for drug possession in Mobile, Alabama on Sunday — at least the 12th time McCants has been arrested on drug charges, according to TMZ.

The ESPN documentary Broke, which profiled athletes who went bankrupt after their playing careers, featured McCants revealing that he viewed becoming a millionaire at age 22 as a huge burden. McCants said he thought having money led him to become an addict and created problems within his family.

McCants was cut by the Buccaneers after three seasons, then spent a year and a half with the Houston Oilers and another year and a half with the Arizona Cardinals before his career came to an end at age 27.

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24 Responses to “Report: Keith McCants arrested for 12th time”
  1. ajgreenhof says: Feb 10, 2014 10:41 AM

    12 times?! What do you have tapped to your forehead or something?

  2. green41563 says: Feb 10, 2014 10:42 AM

    I remember when they said he’d be the next Lawrence Taylor.

    And, in a way, he is.

  3. h3min1230 says: Feb 10, 2014 10:42 AM

    I laugh at his life.

  4. tvjules says: Feb 10, 2014 10:45 AM

    Sad.

  5. thingamajig says: Feb 10, 2014 10:49 AM

    You’d think that after 10 or 11 arrests he would be put in prison for a long time.

  6. favrewillplay4ever says: Feb 10, 2014 10:50 AM

    Playing for the redskins will do that to a guy.. Sorry had to

  7. favrewillplay4ever says: Feb 10, 2014 10:50 AM

    Stupid spellcheck.. Meant that old bucs team

  8. granadafan says: Feb 10, 2014 10:51 AM

    Why is this scum still in society? Is there a 12 strike rule in deep conservative, and allegedly “tough on crime” Alabama?

  9. nflgiant says: Feb 10, 2014 10:53 AM

    He was drafted before Junior Seau.Sad……….

  10. eagleswinitall says: Feb 10, 2014 10:53 AM

    To be fair, those old Buc uniforms(and their win/loss record) drove lots into the hands of drugs.

  11. asimonetti88 says: Feb 10, 2014 11:15 AM

    “McCants said he thought having money led him to become an addict and created problems within his family.”

    No, money did not lead you to become an addict. You led you to becoming an addict. This lack of personal responsibility is exactly why you’re in the situation you’re in.

  12. backdapack4evr says: Feb 10, 2014 11:23 AM

    He must have been a Viking at one time too!!

  13. dcapettini says: Feb 10, 2014 11:26 AM

    Why is it that when a celebrity goes to rehab or ODs, everyone describes them as “battling addiction” and when it is an athlete, particularly a Black one, everyone wants to spit on him. A lot of good people have become addicts just as a lot of good people have become alcoholics. They serve as a lesson to us all of how real the danger is.

  14. joetoronto says: Feb 10, 2014 11:42 AM

    Leave him alone, he’s just trying to become a Bengal.

  15. GenoAtkinswillnotbestopped says: Feb 10, 2014 11:44 AM

    ajgreenhof says: Feb 10, 2014 10:41 AM

    12 times?! What do you have tapped to your forehead or something?

    ——————

    huh?

  16. rc33 says: Feb 10, 2014 11:45 AM

    This guy needs to share an apartment with Rolondo McClain.

  17. valhallarising says: Feb 10, 2014 11:53 AM

    favrewillplay4ever says: Feb 10, 2014 10:50 AM

    “Playing for the redskins will do that to a guy.. Sorry had to”

    favrewillplay4ever says: Feb 10, 2014 10:50 AM

    “Stupid spellcheck.. Meant that old bucs team”

    Your spell check changed Buccaneers to Redskins?

  18. 2ruefan says: Feb 10, 2014 11:59 AM

    backdapack4evr says: Feb 10, 2014 11:23 AM

    He must have been a Viking at one time too!!

    **********************************************
    No, he wasn’t, but he did spend some time with Mark Chumara in a hot-tub with some 12 year old girls… the good ole moral, pure “Title Town” way….

  19. tindeaux says: Feb 10, 2014 12:34 PM

    one “mcCant” is bad enough… multiple “McCants” end up to where he is is not a surprise…

  20. gooseusaf1 says: Feb 10, 2014 12:35 PM

    I feel like this is the direction of Kenny Britt unfortunately. Seems like every year he’s arrested or in some shady situation. You’d figure that these guys would learn after the first time or would see a trend of hanging out with certain “friends” but unfortunately they don’t. It’s truly sad. Instead of the transaction wires to who your team’s bringing in you have to check the police blotter to make sure none of your players are listed there.

  21. profish13 says: Feb 10, 2014 2:10 PM

    If he’s an addict, then he should be forced to seek help. I strongly disagree with the idea of arresting addicts, unless they commit other crimes to go along with it. They need help to straighten out their lives, not punishment.

    Not everyone has the same willpower as someone else. Some people have addictive personalities and locking someone in a cage doesn’t help fix that.

  22. athwartships says: Feb 10, 2014 2:21 PM

    And some argue college kids should get paid to play football…..here is one of many arguments against making these players millionaires younger and younger.

  23. bobnelsonjr says: Feb 10, 2014 4:09 PM

    There is nothing better for addicts than to go cold turkey in prison. Getting them off drugs helps their body’s chemistry get closer to normal after all the damage done to the body especially the brain.

    Going 5 to 10 years without drugs means they are much less likely to return to drugs when released back into society.

    There is no one to blame but himself.

  24. americanwithabrain says: Feb 10, 2014 5:40 PM

    Ro Tahhhhhhd.

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