Soon-to-be former Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Greg Robinson was busted near the Mexico–United States border in Texas with 157 pounds of marijuana inside his rented sport utility vehicle Monday, TMZ reports.
Robinson was traveling from Los Angeles to Louisiana with former NFL player and Auburn teammate Quan Bray, and a third unidentified person when their vehicle was stopped at around 7:15 p.m. on Monday at the Sierra Blanca border checkpoint. An agent at the checkpoint was told to conduct an inspection after a drug-sniffing dog picked up the scent of marijuana as their car drove by on Interstate 10.
Vacuum-sealed black bags containing marijuana were allegedly found inside several large duffel bags, along with 23 mason jars, a can-sealing machine, and an electronic scale. Bray also had $3,100 in cash on him. Robinson and Bray were arrested and charged with possessing marijuana with the intention to sell. Both men are being held without bond as they await an appearance in front of a U.S. magistrate judge. They could face up to 20 years in federal prison, if convicted.
The third person, an Uber driver who has driven around and run errands for Robinson's family and friends, provided texts to agents proving that he was unaware of the marijuana inside the car and wouldn't have gotten in the vehicle if he knew about the drugs. He also showed texts where Robinson offered him money to take the fall.
Robinson signed a one-year, $6.4 million deal with the Browns in September. Cleveland was reportedly ready to move off from him once his contract came to an end.
Robinson, 27, was selected second overall by the Rams in the 2014 NFL Draft.