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Reche Caldwell arrested on drug charges in Florida

Former NFL receiver Reche Caldwell was arrested Tuesday for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

It’s the second time this year Caldwell has been arrested in Hillsborough County. He was also arrested in January and charged with running an illegal gambling operation.

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.

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. Caldwell 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.

[mug shot via the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office]

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34 Responses to “Reche Caldwell arrested on drug charges in Florida”
  1. ningenito78 says: May 14, 2014 11:30 PM

    Well at least now those eyeballs make more sense.

  2. sdnative1904 says: May 14, 2014 11:33 PM


  3. rando74 says: May 14, 2014 11:36 PM

    His brother Andre has made himself a nice extra weaponry not for Peyton Manning. Hope his brother don’t bring him down

  4. spoilerfutbol says: May 14, 2014 11:37 PM

    And finally, after 8 years the secret of his eyes was exposed.

  5. thekingdave says: May 14, 2014 11:38 PM

    The Patriot Way

  6. jacobslatter says: May 14, 2014 11:39 PM

    I will always remember him for his buggy eyes, like a deer in the headlights they were. “Sunrise, sunset…”

  7. yesrowntreeyesgrosvener says: May 14, 2014 11:40 PM

    I’ll always remember him for dropping that wide open pass in the AFC Championship against Indianapolis. He could have casually jogged right into the end zone. If he did, New England probably would have won.


  8. golfore says: May 14, 2014 11:42 PM

    The Patriot Way!!!

  9. securb2013 says: May 14, 2014 11:43 PM

    Once a Patriot….

  10. bornahawker says: May 14, 2014 11:47 PM

    Proof of prison nation

  11. bearasstruth says: May 14, 2014 11:52 PM


  12. doctorrustbelt says: May 14, 2014 11:52 PM

    The patriot way.

    Another low character new england patriots player.

  13. phinfanatic84 says: May 14, 2014 11:53 PM

    So much for that college education he received at the University of Florida.. actually, Gainesville is probably where he learned everything that he needed to know about drugs. The Gators are the new 80’s-90’s Hurricanes minus all of the winning of course!

  14. pftthoughtpolicemostwanted says: May 14, 2014 11:57 PM

    He’s the guy that dropped that wide open pass when he was just standing there uncovered, right? Playoff game? Big, wide, crazy eyes?

  15. socalmaverick says: May 15, 2014 12:25 AM

    Don’t you mean “Ricochet” Caldwell?

  16. phaktor333 says: May 15, 2014 12:34 AM

    Remember when he ran out of bounds against the Chargers in the playoffs back in the day? Dude had a clear path to the endzone…I wonder where he would be today (besides the pen) if he had be competent enough to stay inbounds.

  17. tmatic74 says: May 15, 2014 12:56 AM

    Was dude high in that playoff game or what!!!

  18. r502 says: May 15, 2014 1:25 AM

    Cleveland comes to mind as a landing spot for this receiver looking for a fresh start. Cincy always has a place for a Caldwell type on their roster as well.

  19. grandpoopah says: May 15, 2014 2:09 AM

    Legalize it, don’t criticize it.

  20. joetoronto says: May 15, 2014 4:37 AM

    He’s just trying to get the 49ers to notice him.

  21. westof1club says: May 15, 2014 6:08 AM

    Oh, the multitude of clowns, Gator Nation!

  22. whysomanylosers says: May 15, 2014 6:52 AM

    “Caldwell played six seasons in the NFL….”

    Looking at his stats it appears he only “played” one season…. Another UF receiver “bust”

  23. canetic says: May 15, 2014 7:29 AM

    A Gator and former Patriot involved in crime? Say it ain’t so.

  24. jimmyt says: May 15, 2014 7:38 AM

    Just a Bro trying to make a living and the Man trying to keep him down.

  25. lenbias34pt says: May 15, 2014 8:11 AM

    Not sure who Caldwell can blame for this one……4 NFL teams tried to get this young man to work hard, and each one gave up on him.

    1 in a long line of guys who never worked hard. Probably never really understands what it means to work hard……and the results are just a matter of time.

  26. jimmysee says: May 15, 2014 8:12 AM

    He always has his college education to fall back on.

  27. bmorepositive123 says: May 15, 2014 8:14 AM

    His head looks really small. He’s the anti-Bonds.

  28. billyburley says: May 15, 2014 8:15 AM

    Aww man…

  29. oldbyrd says: May 15, 2014 8:18 AM

    He’s changing his name to Stash Caldwell.

  30. bcgreg says: May 15, 2014 9:54 AM

    Couldn’t catch a pass. Now he can’t catch a break.

  31. wheresmyjuice says: May 15, 2014 11:20 AM

    Why does it seem that there’s so many arrest photos from Hillsborough County Jail compared to anywhere else? I’ve seen at least 4 athletes posted in the past year and a half all from there.

  32. jchipwood says: May 15, 2014 11:44 AM

    Another ex patriot in trouble with the law……that’s weird.

  33. natelan69 says: May 15, 2014 1:04 PM

    He was fine, here in San Diego. That year with the Patriots really screwed him up.

  34. TheWizard says: May 15, 2014 8:37 PM

    That year with the Patriots really screwed him up

    The winning confused him. It was alien to what he’d seen.

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