Former Alabama RB Wanted For Selling 122 Grams Of Synthetic Marijuana

UPDATE: 9:19 PM ET, 11/5: McClain has been arrested and booked on a $500k bond.

Original article below:

Former Alabama running back Le'Ron McClain is wanted by Tuscaloosa police for allegedly selling 122 grams of synthetic marijuana.

The substance known as 'spice' has grown in popularity in recent years despite the serious health hazards it presents. "Spice" is especially popular among college athletes, since it allegedly won't show up in drug tests.

Stephanie Taylor of the Tuscaloosa News has been following the case closely:

A fullback for Mike Shula's Alabama team from 2003 to 2006, McClain is better known for his NFL career, which saw him named to the 2008 and 2009 Pro Bowls.

The Baltimore Ravens selected McClain in the fourth round of the 2007 draft. McClain emerged as a powerful, punishing runner, but after splitting carries with Willis McGahee and Ray Rice, McClain complained about a lack of touches, which led the Ravens to release him. McClain last played for the San Diego Chargers, who released him in March.

Never miss another story on one of your favorite teams - sign up for a free Chat Sports account today!

Back to the Alabama Crimson Tide Newsfeed