Former Redskin Terry Metcalf has been indicted by an Arlington grand jury on charges of cocaine possession and disorderly conduct.
Arlington police stopped the former running back, whose full name is Terrance Randolph Metcalf, at 4:10 p.m. March 26 for driving 56 mph in a 30 mph zone on the 3800 block of Lorcom Lane. When they pulled him over, police said, Metcalf, 34, became surly and would not show the car's registration to a police officer, Debbie Altman.
Altman called for back-up, and three officers then tried to place handcuffs on Metcalf, but police said he resisted, yelling and threatening them. Police said they found one gram of cocaine and a knife in the car and a 24-inch stick on his lap.
Metcalf was charged with possession of cocaine, reckless driving, carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct. At a June 20 hearing, a General District Court judge reduced the reckless driving charge to improper driving and dropped the concealed weapon charge. Metcalf, who was released on his own recognizance after the arrest, will stand trial in Arlington County Circuit Court on the disorderly conduct and cocaine charges.
Wallace Christensen, Metcalf's attorney, would not say how the former football player would plead at the coming trial. Christensen said he had not seen the indictment, issued Monday, and has not spoken to Metcalf since last week. Metcalf could not be reached for comment.
Metcalf starred with the St. Louis Cardinals from the mid-1970s to 1981, when the Redskins picked him up as a spot player. He retired just before the 1982 season. Metcalf, who told police at the time of his arrest he was unemployed, had coached football at Bishop Denis O'Connell High School in Arlington after he retired.
A trial date will be set tomorrow.