CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Cornerback Ricardo Colclough, who played his college football at Tusculum College, was released by the Carolina Panthers on Saturday, hours after he was arrested and charged with driving while impaired.
Colclough was arrested early Saturday for DWI and spent more than five hours in jail before being released on $1,000 bond. The arrest took place right before NFL teams were completing their lineups for the upcoming season.
"The timing wasn't very good," general manager Marty Hurney said. "That's for sure."
Colclough was released by Pittsburgh, where he won a Super Bowl ring, mid-season last year and was picked up by Cleveland. The Browns let him go at the end of the year.
He was picked up by Carolina during the off season and was expected to make the roster as a return specialist and backup cornerback.