Football alumnus gets seven years for drug charges

A former Frogs football team captain has been sentenced to seven years in prison. LaMarcus McDonald, 26, plead guilty in court Tuesday to possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine, said Ellen Watson, spokesman for the 19th state District Court in Waco.

According to an Aug. 29 Waco Tribune-Herald article, McDonald was pulled over for an expired auto registration and the police found 11 “rocks” of crack cocaine worth about $220 in an aspirin container as well as a gun found under the seat.

Watson said McDonald was found guilty on the drug charge, however, the jury found him not guilty of displaying a weapon during the crime because he was not using it.

Last year, McDonald’s three young children were in the car when the police found 2.18 grams of crack cocaine and the pistol last year, Watson said.

McDonald will have to serve one-fourth of his sentence in prison before he will be eligible for parole, Watson said.

McDonald was named Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year in 2002 and was the team captain during the Liberty Bowl when TCU defeated Colorado State.

Following his TCU career, McDonald signed as an undrafted free agent with the San Diego Chargers in 2003 and played for the Cologne Centurions of NFL Europe in 2004.