Police in Tuscaloosa arrested former Alabama and NFL wide receiver ArDarius Stewart early Thursday.
Stewart, 25, was charged with carrying a pistol without a permit and was being held in the Tuscaloosa County Jail with bond set at $500. The passenger in his vehicle was arrested for having a felony amount of marijuana. Demarcus Marshall, charged with first-degree possession of marijuana, was being held with bond set at $7,500.
Further details of the arrests had not been released as of 7:30 a.m.
Stewart played for Alabama from 2013-16, entering the NFL draft after his redshirt junior season. He finished his college career with 129 receptions for 1,713 yards and 13 touchdowns, all among the top 15 in school history. He was named All-SEC as a junior in 2016 after posting 54 catches for 864 yards and eight touchdowns.
He was picked in the third round of the 2017 NFL draft by the New York Jets but has struggled in his professional career and is currently a free agent. He finished his rookie season with six receptions and seven rush attempts for a total of 109 yards but did not play during the 2018 season.
Stewart was suspended for the first two games of the 2018 season after violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. He was ultimately released by the Jets in October 2018.
He was signed to the Raiders’ practice squad in November, then released. The Washington Redskins signed him in December, then waived him in January.