Former Patriot Mack Herron Arrested On Drug Charges

CHICAGO (AP) – Former NFL great Mack Herron is in police custody after being charged with heroin possession in Chicago.

The 62-year-old played for the New England Patriots in the 1970s and Kansas State before that. The team’s web site says he set a 1974 NFL record with 2,444 all-purpose yards.

Chicago police say they spotted Herron on Friday near an abandoned building with a tinfoil packet containing heroin. They say Herron has been arrested some 20 times and served jail time, mainly on drug convictions.

Bail is set at $25,000.

No phone listing for Herron could be found Sunday.

Family members were perplexed by the arrest. His sister tells The Chicago Sun-Times that Herron was a religious man who didn’t smoke or drink.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • Evergreen Monster

    I love how the picture for this story is a pair of handcuffs. HAHA- too funny! What they couldn’t dig up an old picture of Herron somewhere?

  • Steven

    Mack used to live in house that my parents ended up buying in Brockton Ma about 1979, The rumor was then his nickname then was Smack Herron, Old habits die hard, I feel bad for Mack.

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