Cab driver charged in Alabama player's death

FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. — A cab driver has been charged with manslaughter for allegedly providing the drugs that resulted in the death of Alabama offensive lineman Aaron Douglas.

Fernandina Beach Police said in a news release that Rodney Young Odum was arrested late Monday and charged with manslaughter and the sale/delivery of a controlled substance. An autopsy report found Douglas died May 12 as a result of multiple drugs found in his system.

Police chief James Hurley says Douglas rode to a party in a cab driven by Odum. Hurley says Odum either sold or gave him two prescription Methadone pills during the trip.

Hurley says Odum "reportedly had a reputation as a mobile drug dealer." Odum was jailed on $50,000 bond.

Douglas was a freshman All-American at Tennessee before transferring to a junior college. He enrolled at Alabama in January and was competing for a starting job at left tackle.

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