Two former NFL players are facing up to 20 years in prison after being found with 157 pounds of cannabis in their vehicle.
Greg Robinson, recent offensive lineman for the Cleveland Browns, and Jaquan Tyreke Bray, who played for three seasons with the Indianapolis Colts, were flagged by a U.S. Border Patrol canine unit at a checkpoint in Sierra Blanca, Texas last week.
A search by DEA agents revealed several duffle bags stuffed with cannabis. Robinson and Bray were arrested and charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana, as reported by ABC News.
The vehicle, rented by Robinson in Los Angeles, was reportedly en route to Louisiana driven by an Uber driver Robinson had met in 2018.
Authorities said that when the vehicle was stopped, Robinson asked the driver to take responsibility for the cannabis, saying that he would pay him back later. The driver refused and told Robinson he wouldn’t have agreed to drive if he had known they were carrying a controlled substance.
Robinson and Bray are both being held without bond pending an appearance before a U.S. magistrate judge.
Robinson played for the last two seasons with the Browns, but had not been re-signed for the 2020 season. He previously played for the St. Louis Rams and the Detroit Lions.
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