Keith McCants was a star linebacker at Alabama, whose dominance in the late ’80s resulted in his selection as a top 5 NFL Draft pick.
Now his own life is now dominated by drug abuse and constant trouble with the law. The MOBILE PRESS-REGISTER has the sad update of the former Crimson Tide terror who’s been arrested yet again - for the third time in just over a month.
Last Friday, undercover officers in the Alabama town of Prichard spotted McCants “panhandling in the company of two apparent prostitutes flagging down drivers” along a major city street. When uniformed police arrived to take him in, McCants attacked, forcing the cops to Taser him:
Police shot McCants with the Taser gun, debilitating him with volts of electricity, after he threw a pair of pliers, a screwdriver and a crack pipe at an officer, nearly hitting him in the head, authorities said.
Friday’s shocking story is just the latest low moment in McCants’ life. In February, he was discovered doing drugs in an abandoned house in Mobile. And earlier this month, McCants served 10 days in jail for driving without insurance.
All this from a guy who was the #4 pick in the 1990 NFL Draft, which got him a sweet $7.4 million contract with the Buccaneers. However, six seasons and three teams later, McCants became a league bust. And now he’s been busted again.
Once again, another sad case of what those Tampa Bay Creamsicle unis can do to a person.