Brett LoGiurato
Monday March 17th, 2014

Former NFL lineman John Moffitt was arrested after allegedly punching another man in the face. (George Gojkovich/Getty Images) Former NFL lineman John Moffitt was arrested after allegedly punching another man in the face. (George Gojkovich/Getty Images)

Former NFL offensive lineman John Moffitt was arrested on Sunday morning in Chicago and charged with two counts of felony drug possession, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Moffitt, who abruptly decided to retire in November, was arrested early Sunday morning after he allegedly punched a man at a Chicago nightclub. According to the Tribune, court records said Moffitt "became combative" and struck the man in the head after the man asked Moffitt about buying drugs.

More details from the Tribune:

Moffitt, whose home address is listed in court records as Renton, Wash., was searched and found with 10 grams of cannabis, four ecstasy pills and one gram of cocaine, according to court records.

He was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of between 15 and 100 grams of ecstasy, both felony charges.

Moffitt also faces misdemeanor battery and cannabis possession charges, court records state.

Moffitt made headlines last November when he abruptly announced he was retiring from the Denver Broncos, saying it was "really madness to risk your body, risk your well-being and risk your happiness for money." By retiring, he left nearly $1 million on the table.

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