Our Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorneys have learned that Oliver McCall, the former world heavyweight champion was arrested earlier this month on a drug offense. According to Fort Lauderdale police, McCall was arrested on cocaine possession charges and is also charged with violating probation for a previous offense.
The 44-year-old fighter has had previous drug-related issues and served jail time for charges including crack cocaine possession.
Some boxing experts predict the arrest could mark the beginning of the end for McCall, who has since been removed from headlining an eight-fight card that was scheduled for last Tuesday. However, McCall’s son Elijah will still be part of the fight.
Sources: Former world heavyweight champion Oliver McCall arrested in Fort Lauderdale, South Florida Sun Sentinel, February 15, 2010
Former Heavyweight Champs in Trouble, About.com, February 16, 2010
If you have been arrested and charged with a crime such as drug possession or DUI, our Florida criminal defense law firm can advise you on your legal options.