The National Football League (NFL) offensive tackle Greg Robinson on Wednesday remained in a West Texas jail without bond after the U.S. Customs and Border Protection discovered 157 pounds of marijuana in a rented vehicle at a checkpoint near the Mexico border. Robinson and two other people were present in the vehicle including Jaquan Tyreke Bray, 26, of La Grange, Georgia and another unidentified person.
The Drug Enforcement Administration on Wednesday filing a criminal complaint said Robinson, Bray and another unidentified person were driving from Los Angeles to Louisiana in a rented sport utility vehicle through a remote section of West Texas. When they passed, a drug-sniffing dog that was there with a Border Patrol agent detected the scent of marijuana. The officer immediately informed the patrol’s checkpoint near Sierra Blanca, Texas.
He is reportedly taken into final custody and is facing up to 20 years in prison. Adam Schefter of ESPN shared a declaration from the US Attorney’s office that said “Federal authorities filed a criminal complaint” against Robinson and former Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Quan Bray “for conspiring to possess with intent to distribute marijuana.”
Greg Robinson was selected by St. Louis Rams second overall in the 2014 NFL draft following a standout collegiate career at Auburn. Robinson could not meet the expectations across three years with the Rams, who traded him to the Detroit Lions in June 2017. The Louisiana native appeared 31 of the team’s 32 regular-season games during that span and made 22 starts.