Ex NFL player Reche Caldwell pleads guilty on drug charge; illegal gambling case still pending

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Former NFL player Reche Caldwell could face up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to drug charges in Tampa. According to the Tampa Tribune, the 35-year-old former San Diego Charger pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a positional isomer of Butylone, also known as Ethylone. The drug is more commonly known in street parlance as “Molly”.

Ex NFL player Reche Caldwell pleads guilty on drug charge; illegal gambling case still pendingIn his plea agreement, Caldwell admitted to singing and accepting a parcel from China back in May 13 that contained 1.5 kg of Molly. A second parcel in Atlanta that Caldwell mailed on May 19 was then intercepted by investigators, prompting his arrest on drug charges.

Caldwell’s plea deal with prosecutors means that he likely won’t face a 20-year prison sentence but he’s not out of the woods yet. He’s still facing marijuana possession and illegal gambling charges. No resolutions have been made in either of those cases.

Caldwell’s illegal gambling arrest took place in January this year when he and two other people, Bobby Eugene Richardson and Kenlun Dawson, were arrested for running an illegal gambling operation in Tampa. Caldwell, Richardson and Dawson were all taken into custody after Tampa police executed a search warrant on a house in Tampa. The search resulted in the discovery that Caldwell and his people used it as the base of operations for their illegal gambling activities. Caldwell was even identified as one of the leaders of the operation, together with Richardson and Dawson.

Not content with his growing list of deviant misgivings, Caldwell followed up the illegal gambling and drug charges with another arrest in August, this time on charges of marijuana possession and driving with a suspended license. Reports of the third arrest indicate that Caldwell was flagged after running a stop sign. Officers arrested him shortly after dinging out he was running on a suspended license before discovering marijuana in his pants pocket, adding to the former wide receiver’s recent run of illegal activities.

Caldwell’s illegal gambling and marijuana possession cases are still pending in court.


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