Former Tiger, NFL linebacker arrested in Baton Rouge

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Posted: Oct 18, 2010 4:54 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Oct 18, 2010 9:27 PM
Source: Baton Rouge Police Department

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Topics: Ali, Highsmith, marijuana, drug, arrest, Louisiana, NFL, LSU, tiger, Arizona, cardinal, football

NFL linebacker and former LSU Tiger Ali Highsmith was arrested after authorities said they found marijuana in his Baton Rouge apartment.

Sgt. Don Kelly with Baton Rouge Police said Highsmith was arrested last Thursday around 10 a.m. after a search of his apartment on Linkwood Court turned up two pounds of marijuana and other drug paraphernalia.

Kelly said an informant had told police Highsmith had the drugs at his residence, and officers with BRPD and Louisiana State Police searched the apartment after getting Highsmith’s permission.

Highsmith was a linebacker for the Tigers from 2004-2007 and was signed by the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent in 2008. After being waived by the team Aug. 5, he was claimed by the San Diego Chargers before being waved again 10 days later.

Highsmith was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison in suspicion of possessing marijuana with the intent to distribute and is out on a $50,000 bond.

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