A Denver television station is reporting that former Merced College football star Reuben Droughns is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Agency for allegations that he was growing marijuana in his Centennial, Colo. home.
The Web site for Denver-based KDVR says that Droughns, a former running back for the Denver Broncos, claims the marijuana is for medicinal purposes. Federal agents said they found the marijuana growing in in spare bedrooms of his home. Medical marijuana is legal in Colorado, but still against federal law.
Droughns played for the Broncos from 2002 to 2004, and later played for the Cleveland Browns and New York Giants. He played for Merced College in the late 1990s.