Former NFL player and broadcaster Maas facing gun, drug charges

Bill MaasIn a case not involving an active NFL player, former Chiefs player and Fox Sports broadcaster Bill Maas has been charged with drug possession and weapons charges dating back to July 2007 during a roadside safety check, according to the Associated Press. Specifically, Maas was charged with two felony counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance as police found in Maas’ possession nearly 6 grams of cocaine and 0.2 grams of Ecstasy, according to Tazewell County State Attorney Stewart Umholtz.

A passenger in the vehicle that Maas was driving, Sarah J. Murphy, was charged with identical drug charges but not the gun charges. If convicted on all charges, Maas is facing up to 3 years in prison, according to Umholtz. Maas was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in 1984, playing for the Chiefs until 1992 then played for the Green Bay Packers the following year. He joined Fox Sports in 1996 and worked for the network in various capacities until last season.

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