NFL Free Agent Greg Robinson Arrested On Pot Charge In Texas
While the fight to legalize marijuana in Texas continues to rage on, some folks are still unaware that the plant is STILL ILLEGAL here and one NFL free agent is learning that the hard way as he sits in a Texas jail.
According to the San Antonio Express News and ESPN, former Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Greg Robinson and another man were arrested after federal agents found 157 pounds of marijuana in a rented vehicle the free agent and two other people were riding in.
Robinson and Jaquan Bray remained in custody in the El Paso County Detention Center after federal authorities charged them with conspiracy to possess marijuana with intent to distribute it. Both were held without bond pending an initial appearance before a U.S. magistrate judge.
Robinson, Bray and an unidentified third person were driving from Los Angeles to Louisiana in a rented sport utility vehicle on Interstate 10 through a remote section of West Texas. When they passed a Border Patrol agent with a drug-sniffing dog, the dog detected the scent of marijuana. The agent radioed ahead to the patrol's checkpoint in near Sierra Blanca, Texas, 83 miles (134 kilometers) southeast of El Paso. -via San Antonio Express News
After police stopped and searched the vehicle, they found several large duffel bags containing vacuum-sealed black bags filled what what tested positive as marijuana along with glass jars, packaging equipment, and $3,100 in cash.
If convicted, both could be sentenced to up to 20 years in federal prison. As for Robinson's NFL future, the Browns had already conveyed to him that they would not re-sign him this offseason.
Robinson battled inconsistency while starting 14 games last season for the Browns, who had a disappointing 6-10 season. He was benched for one game and missed another with a concussion.