Falcons cut Roddy White

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White (84) celebrates a touchdown against the Denver Broncos during game in 2012. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Former Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowl wide receiver Roddy White, a Charleston native and James Island High School graduate, took to Twitter on Wednesday to claim that a Dekalb County police officer grabbed his gun during a suburban Atlanta traffic stop.

"This officer got out his car and immediately unbutton his strap on his gun and put his hand on his gun and came to my car with his hand On his gun like I was going to do something to him so I asked him why he had his hand on his gun the man said it was police procedure," White tweeted.

Dekalb County officials have yet to respond.

White went on to express fear and outrage, while admitting he had an expired tag and received two tickets from the officer.

"It's cops like you that makes this world a very ugly place its a good thing I already had all my information to give him or I could've died," White tweeted.

White, 35, is the Falcons' career receiving leader. He was cut by the team in March after 11 seasons in Atlanta and with two years left on his contract.

Picked in the first round of the 2005 NFL draft out of Alabama-Birmingham, White said he hoped to catch on this year with another team.