Ex-Ravens fullback Le'Ron McClain arrested in Alabama on synthetic marijuana trafficking charge

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Former Ravens fullback Le'Ron McClain.

Former Ravens Pro Bowl fullback Le'Ron McClain was arrested on a felony charge of synthetic marijuana trafficking in his hometown of Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Wednesday night, according to Tuscaloosa police.

McClain was arrested after a narcotics task force said they found him in possession of 122 grams of synthetic marijuana, which is also known as "spice."


McClain, 29, who last played for the Ravens in 2010 and was cut by the San Diego Chargers on March 4, is being held on $500,000 bond, according to police.

McClain remains in custody and didn't return text messages from The Baltimore Sun.


A former Alabama standout drafted in the fourth round by the Ravens in 2007, McClain has rushed for 1,310 yards and 13 touchdowns in seven NFL seasons.

During the 2008 season for the Ravens, McClain rushed for a career-high 902 yards and 10 touchdowns and was named to the Pro Bowl.

McClain signed with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2011 after the Ravens signed Pro Bowl fullback Vonta Leach as his replacement. He played one season for the Chiefs before being signed by the Chargers.

McClain told The Sun recently that he's been trying to get back into the NFL, but he hadn't been asked to work out for any teams.