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  • Former Alabama and NFL fullback Le'Ron McClain appeared in a photo after his arrest Wednesday, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Tuscaloosa Police Department)

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. » Tuscaloosa police have arrested former Alabama and NFL fullback Le’Ron McClain on a synthetic marijuana trafficking charge.

Police spokesman Sgt. Brent Blankley says 29-year-old McClain was arrested Wednesday after narcotics agents recovered 122 grams of synthetic marijuana, or spice.

Agents told McClain they’d issue a warrant when tests results on the substance came back later in the day. The release said authorities told McClain not to leave Tuscaloosa. Patrol officers serving the warrant at the home of McClain’s mother said they were initially told that he had left the state.

Blankley says McClain is being held on $500,000 bond.

McClain, originally of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was released in March after two seasons with the San Diego Chargers. He also played with Baltimore and Kansas City in a seven-year NFL career.

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