Former Tampa Bay Bucaneer Reche Caldwell was busted Sunday in Tampa, FL after cops found weed in his pocket ... which police say he told them "he would have eaten" if he knew it was there.
According to Tampa PD, Caldwell was pulled over Sunday afternoon after cops spotted him running through a stop sign. Once police ran Caldwell's license, they found his license had been suspended ... which Caldwell claimed he was unaware of.
Police say that while they searched Caldwell, they found a small amount of marijuana in his right front pocket. When asked about the weed, Caldwell told police, "I would have eaten it had I known it was there."
Caldwell was eventually charged with felony possession and driving with a suspended license. He was booked and released.
This is Caldwell's second drug bust in the last few months. Back in May, he was arrested for trying to sell ecstasy.