HOUSTON (AP) -- Cincinnati Bengals rookie receiver Reggie McNeal is now facing a drug charge stemming from his arrest earlier this week outside a Houston nightclub.
Police found that McNeal, a former Texas A&M quarterback already charged with resisting arrest, had a cigarette that contained promethazine, an antihistamine that is sometimes used as a sedative, Houston police spokesman Gabe Ortiz said Friday.
Ortiz said the charge of possession of a dangerous drug, a misdemeanor, was added Tuesday, two days after McNeal scuffled with police when he was refused entry into The Red Door nightclub.
McNeal is out on bond and was set to have a court appearance next week.
McNeal set an A&M record with 6,992 passing yards and rushed for 1,889 yards, the second-most by an Aggies quarterback. The Lufkin, Texas, native set a Big 12 record with 213 consecutive passes without an interception.
McNeal was the Bengals' sixth-round pick and has played sparingly.
He is the seventh Bengals player arrested this year.