IRVINGTON, Ala. - It has been a rough two years for former Cincinnati Bengal Antwan Odom.
The defensive end was arrested for possession of marijuana during a traffic stop in Alabama on Thursday.
Odom, a 30-year-old Alabama native, was arrested after authorities smelled marijuana and found a gun and two cigars filled with marijuana in his vehicle during a traffic stop on I-10 in Irvington, according to the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office. He was booked into the Baldwin County Jail Thursday morning and released after posting a $1,000 bond.
The free agent has been out of football since the Bengals released him following the lockout in July . The former second-round pick of the Tennessee Titans in 2004 tore his Achilles tendon during the Bengals' 2009 season and was never the same. He was also suspended for four games of the 2010 season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.
Back in August, Odom was shot by a childhood friend in Mobile, Alabama . The Mobile County Sheriff's Office says Tony Gildersleeve came through an unlocked door at Odom's house and fired two shots with a .410 shotgun. The first shot hit the wall and the second shot hit Odom in his upper right thigh. Odom and Gildersleeve then wrestled for the gun, according to police, and Gildersleeve eventually fled, leaving the gun behind. Odom was taken to an area hospital.
In March 2010, Odom's home in Cincinnati burned to the ground .
Police have not released any other information regarding his arrest on Thursday.
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