Brent Moss

Brent Moss in 2009, when he was coach of the Racine Threat a minor-league football team.

SCOTT ANDERSON -- The (Racine) Journal Times

RACINE — Former University of Wisconsin star running back Brent Moss is back in trouble with the law.

Moss, 44, of Racine, appeared in Racine County Circuit Court on Monday facing a felony charge of cocaine possession and misdemeanor resisting an officer a day after he was shocked with a Taser during a traffic stop.

If convicted, Moss — who has previously been convicted of felony theft as a habitual offender, felony bail jumping and cocaine possession — could face nine months in prison.

According to the criminal complaint, Moss was a passenger in a car that was stopped by Racine police on 9th Street near Parker Avenue for turning without using a signal.

As officers asked the driver for insurance information, Moss allegedly made suspicious movements with his hands and arms, the complaint said. Believing Moss had a weapon, police removed him from the vehicle, where he struggled with officers and refused to get on the ground.

One of the officers used his Taser to incapacitate Moss, the complaint said.

A search of the car’s front seat where Moss was sitting revealed a folded up piece of paper containing what later tested to be cocaine, the complaint said.

Moss was in the Racine County Jail on Monday, jail records showed. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 20.

In November 1994, a year after being named the MVP of the Big Ten and the Rose Bowl, Moss was suspended from the team after his arrest in Madison for possessing 0.4 grams of crack cocaine.

He was sentenced to two years’ probation.