Former Buccaneers LB McCants faces drug charges again

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Alvin Keith McCants is in jail after being arrested on a cocaine possession charge.

Pinellas County Jail records show the 43-year-old McCants was also was booked Saturday afternoon on a charge of resisting an officer. Bond was set at $4,000. He's also being held on a warrant from Mobile, Ala., for failure to appear on a controlled substance charge.

There was no answer for a phone number listed at the address on the jail's website for McCants. There was also no phone number listed for McCants in St. Petersburg.

McCants was a first-round draft pick of the Buccaneers and a former University of Alabama standout. He also played defensive end. His legal troubles since leaving the NFL have included charges of cocaine possession, bad-check writing and theft.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press

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