Alonzo Ephraim, Former Alabama Football Player, Arrested

Alec NathanFeatured ColumnistFebruary 16, 2016

Cleveland Browns center Alonzo Ephraim talks to reporters after practice at the team's football training camp Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006, in Berea, Ohio. The NFL has suspended Ephraim for the first four games of the 2006 season for violating the league's substance abuse policy. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
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Former Alabama football player Alonzo Ephraim was arrested Monday evening in Jefferson County, Alabama, on drug and gun charges, according to's Carol Robinson. 

Ephraim—who played along the Crimson Tide's offensive line—will reportedly be charged with one felony charge for unlawful possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor for marijuana possession and another misdemeanor for unlawfully possessing a gun without a license. 

According to Robinson, Lt. Danny Reid of the Pleasant Grove Police Department said Ephraim "was cooperative and admitted there was Ecstasy, or Molly, in the vehicle, as well as a small amount of marijuana."

Ephraim was also arrested twice in a two-year span years after his brief NFL career ended. In 2010, Ephraim was arrested on a possession of marijuana charge, and in 2011 he was charged with second-degree assault. Both charges were dismissed, although the marijuana-related charge was "dismissed with conditions," per Robinson.   

Ephraim spent the 2003 and 2004 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles as they ascended to the top of the NFC hierarchy, but the former college standout was cut before the 2005 season and latched on with the Miami Dolphins for a single campaign. 

The following year, Ephraim was signed by the Cleveland Browns late in training camp. However, he never suited up for the team after he was suspended four games for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, according to the Associated Press (via