Who is Keith McCants' wife? Ex-NFL linebacker, 53, dies of suspected drug overdose

Investigators have reason to believe that former Tampa Bay Buccaneers player Keith McCants died from an apparent drug overdose

                            Who is Keith McCants' wife? Ex-NFL linebacker, 53, dies of suspected drug overdose
Keith McCants was a former linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Otto Greule Jr. /Allsport)

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers player Keith McCants, 53 passed away. It is suspected that he died from a drug overdose. McCants was found dead in his St Petersburg home just after on Thursday, September 2, morning.

A spokesperson for the sheriff’s office said they are investigating McCants’ death. Investigators have reason to believe that McCants died from an apparent drug overdose, reports say. Earlier this year, Vincent Jackson, a former Chargers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver (WR) was found dead in a hotel room in Hillsborough County, Florida. Apart from that, we have learned of the demise of many great stars in recent months. Jaquan Yulee (Football), Greg Clark (NFL star), Terry Donahue (UCLA coach) and Colt Brennan are to name a few. 


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Keith McCants (George Rose/Getty Images)

McCants was a former linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was selected by the team in the first round of the 1990 draft. After spending three years with the Buccs, he moved to the Houston Oilers, followed by the Arizona Cardinals. After playing a total of 88 professional games, including 39 starts and having completed 192 tackles and 13.5 sacks McCants ended his career in 1995. McCants' close friend and St Petersburg mayoral candidate, Robert Blackmon, released a statement on his demise that said, "I love you my friend. I hope you’ve finally found the peace we fought so hard to get you."



Who is Keith McCants' wife?

No information about the former NFL star's relationship status is immediately available but we did learn of him being divorced and having children. McCants is survived by four children, according to the Times.  After leaving the NFL, McCants became the first black marine police officer in the state of Alabama. He studied Criminal Justice at the University of Alabama. McCants had a pretty bumpy relationship with the cops. The fourth pick in the 1990 NFL Draft was almost broke in 2011 and was in jail. He had failed to show up for a hearing on a controlled-substance charge. He was in the Tampa Bay area, where his ex-wife and three children lived. McCants has been arrested plenty of times on various drug-possession charges.

'RIP Keith McCants'

Fans paid tribute to former NFL star on his demise. One fan wrote, "It sucks about Keith McCants. He was trying to get his life on track, and even had a great sense of humor about the past. The CIS community will mourn him." Another person tweeted, "You were a survivor. Thanks for telling your story. I’m better because of it. Roll Tide forever @KeithMcCants" Another tweet read, "RIP Keith McCants. I still remember him chasing down Shane Wasden in the '89 Iron Bowl. So fast for a man his size. #RollTide " One fan wrote, "Just now heard that Keith McCants died this morning...This is a big blow to the #BamaNation...Most definitely one of our All-time Legends...Go rest high on that mountain Keith..." Another user said, "#[email protected]!!! One of the best to ever wear the crimson and white. His ‘89 season, he was unstoppable. He was getting his life turned around. This one hurts. God bless the #McCants family during this time."




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