A former player with the New York Giants was arrested for possession of 7 kilos of cocaine. While drug use in the NFL is not nearly what it used to be, unfortunately situations like this pop up with ex-players down the road. Clyde “Peter” Hall, 82, has accused of arranging a drug deal with a confidential source in the Drug Enforcement Agency, per a report from the New York Daily News.
Hall’s official charge is narcotics distribution. An undercover federal agent with the DEA made a deal with Hall for “financial and immigration benefits.” Hall met with the DEA in front of his apartment, and as soon as Hall brought out the bag of contents, he was arrested on the spot.
According to the report, one of the substances in the bag tested positive for cocaine. The authorities then searched Hall’s apartment and found six more packages, allegedly totaling 7 kilos of cocaine.
Clyde Hall was a 12th-round pick out of Marquette by the Giants in the next 1960 NFL Draft.