TMZ initially reported the news that was verified by a release from the U.S. Department of Justice. Robinson was allegedly found with 157 pounds of marijuana in duffle bags in the cargo area of a vehicle at the U.S.-Mexico border at the Sierra Blanca checkpoint southwest of El Paso, Texas.
Robinson and Jaquan Bray, the alleged driver of the vehicle, face charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana. They each face up to 20 years in prison.
DOJ release on Greg Robinson. Alleged to have had 157 pounds of marijuana in several large duffle bags in a vehicle. Rented the vehicle in LA. Upon conviction, could face up to 20 years in federal prison. DEA and US Border Patrol handling the case pic.twitter.com/fxGn8lJvL6
— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) February 20, 2020
TMZ reports that Bray is 26-year-old ex-NFL player Quan Bray, a teammate of Robinson’s at Auburn who played three years as a kick returner for the Indianapolis Colts.
The criminal complaint states that Robinson offered to pay a third person in the car to claim possession of the marijuana. The trio had driven from Los Angeles by the border checkpoint on their way to Louisiana, according to the complaint.
It’s yet another disappointing development in Robinson’s career. The former No. 2 overall pick hasn’t lived up to expectations over six seasons in the NFL. He was initially drafted by the Rams when they were in St. Louis, where he quickly became regarded as a massive bust. Robinson has bounced around the NFL the past few seasons, spending a year with the Detroit Lions before joining the Browns in 2018.
The team brought Robinson back for 2019, but was disappointed with Robinson’s play. The Browns had no interest in bringing Robinson back in 2020, and communicated that to Robinson’s agent before the marijuana arrest, according to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com.
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