TAMPA, Fla. (CBSDC/AP) — Former Washington Redskins wide receiver Donald “Reche” Caldwell has been arrested by Tampa police on charges of operating an illegal gambling house and bookmaking.
Police say Caldwell, who attended the University of Florida, was one of three leaders of the operation. Five other men are facing a variety of charges including probation violations, possession of a control substance and illegal gambling.
Caldwell appeared in eight games with one start for the Redskins in 2007, catching 15 passes for 141 yards.
The 34-year-old Caldwell was a standout wide receiver at Florida and was chosen in the second round of the 2002 NFL draft by the San Diego Chargers. He also played for the New England Patriots and Redskins. His younger brother Andre Caldwell is a receiver for the Denver Broncos.
Police records show Caldwell was taken into custody at 3 p.m. Sunday and officially booked after 10 p.m. He is free on $4,000 bail in the gambling case. Court records Monday didn’t list an attorney for him.
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