Ex-NFL, Texas A&M standout Mark Wheeler facing drug charges

BRYAN, Texas (AP) — Former NFL and Texas A&M defensive lineman Mark Wheeler faces drug-related counts after being arrested in a campus parking lot.

Brazos (BRAZ’-uhs) County jail records show Wheeler was being held Monday on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Online records don’t list an attorney for the 46-year-old Wheeler, who’s from San Marcos. His bond was $10,200.

KBTX-TV reports Texas A&M police before dawn Monday responded to reports of a suspicious person in a truck. An arrest report says police found marijuana and cocaine in the vehicle.

Wheeler played for the Aggies in the early 1990s. He was chosen by Tampa Bay in the third round of the 1992 NFL draft. Wheeler also played for New England and Philadelphia during eight NFL seasons.

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Information from: KBTX-TV, http://www.kbtx.com

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