Carroll was questioned by Atlanta police early Saturday after he
was identified as someone involved during a disturbance at a
restaurant, authorities said.
Atlanta police spokesman officer James Polite said Carroll
acknowledged he was carrying a 9mm pistol. Police then searched his
car and found 11 pink tablets believed to be ecstasy. He was
arrested and charged with carrying a weapon without a license,
possession of drugs and possession of a firearm during the
commission of a felony.
Carroll, who is from Atlanta, was released Saturday on a $7,000
Carroll signed with the Jags last October, a week after he was
waived by Green Bay. A first-round draft pick by the Packers in
2004, Carroll was on Jacksonville's roster for 11 games. He was
active for two of them and played in one.
The decision to waive Carroll follows NFL commissioner Roger
Goodell's edict that teams will be held responsible for their
players' misconduct. Goodell suspended Tennessee cornerback Adams
"Pacman" Jones for the 2007 season and suspended Cincinnati
receiver Chris Henry for the first eight games. Both players had a
history of arrests.
Carroll was Jacksonville's fifth player arrested since
Safety Gerald Sensabaugh was arrested in March in Kingsport,
Tenn., and charged with speeding and carrying a firearm without a
Receiver Charles Sharon was arrested in March in Tampa, Fla.
Sharon was charged with grand theft of a firearm and carrying a
concealed firearm, both felonies.
Offensive tackle Khalif Barnes was arrested in November on a
drunken-driving charge after he passed a police car at 101 mph.
Cornerback Brian Williams was arrested on drunken-driving charges