Former NFL player arrested on Texas A&M campus for drug possession

Published: Jul. 25, 2016 at 8:52 AM CDT
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A former NFL and Texas A&M player was taken into custody early Monday morning after police say they found him on campus with marijuana and cocaine.

According to arrest reports obtained by KBTX, Thomas Mark Anthony Wheeler was arrested just after 1:00 a.m. after officers found him on the Texas A&M campus in parking area 48.

Texas A&M police were called to the area after receiving reports of a suspicious person inside a white truck.

According to the report, an officer went up to the truck and noticed a marijuana cigarette in the front console of the truck.

Wheeler, 46, told the officer it was medical marijuana.

While searching Wheeler's truck, officers found two marijuana bags hidden in a water bottle, according to the probable cause report.

The total weight of the marijuana was 14.88 grams.

A Tylenol bottle with a small bag of cocaine was also also found in the truck, said Texas A&M police.

According to Wheeler's biography on Wikipedia, he's a former defensive tackle who played eight seasons in the National Football League for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots, and the Philadelphia Eagles.

He started in Super Bowl XXXI for the Patriots and played college football at Texas A&M University.

He was drafted in the third round of the 1992 NFL Draft.

Wheeler is currently in the Brazos County jail with several drug charges pending.

His bond has been set at $10,200.

A mug shot was not available from the Brazos County Jail at the time of this report.