Another sad day for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ family of players and fans.
Keith McCants was a first round pick for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1990. As a linebacker, he was picked 4th overall from the University of Alabama, where he was an All-American.
He played three seasons for the Buccaneers, and then for the Houston Oilers and Arizona Cardinals. According to Pro-Football Reference, McCants played 88 NFL games, had 192 tackles and 13.5 sacks. In college, he has among the most tackles in a season for Alabama with 119 in 1989.
Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies found McCants dead inside his home after 5 a.m. According to a spokesperson, he died of an apparent drug overdose. McCants was 53 years old.
McCants was arrested in 2018 for possession of cocaine, his 9th arrest in four counties, according to Tampabay.com.
[Source: News Channel 8]