Former NFL player Reche Caldwell arrested for illegal gambling house

Oct 20, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; San Diego Chargers helmet lays on the field after the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

I’ll never understand athletes who have the world at their finger tips and continually decide to make silly decisions such as this.

Former NFL wide receiver Reche Caldwell, who found success with the San Diego Chargers, New England Patriots and to a lesser extent, Washington Redskins was arrested on Sunday along with seven other men in what police are calling an illegal gambling house.

Caldwell, 34, who also played in the NFL for the New England Patriots, the Washington Redskins, and the San Diego Chargers, was one of three ringleaders of the group, which operated out of a building at 1746 W Main St., according to Tampa police.

Officers armed with a search warrant raided the building Sunday afternoon. Caldwell was charged with running an illegal gambling house and bookmaking. He was held in the Orient Road Jail and released early Monday on $4,000 bail.

Granted, Caldwell (the older brother of Denver Broncos wide receiver Andre Caldwell) didn’t exactly rake in the dough during his seven year career but still – there has to be a better way to make money.

Caldwell, a part time starter for the vast majority of his career had his best season in 2006 with the Patriots where he hauled in 61 catches for 760 yards, including four touchdowns.

Topics: Florida Gators, New England Patriots, NFL, Reche Caldwell, San Diego Chargers, Washington Redskins

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