AN NFL player who was a highly-touted prospect was busted by US Border Patrol agents after he was found with a whopping 157 pounds of marijuana in a rental car.
Gregory Robinson, a 27-year-old offensive lineman with the Cleveland Browns, is facing up to 20 years in federal prison following Monday’s arrest in Texas.
The pot found in the car has a street value up to $750,000. Robinson made more than $5 million in salary last season.
Robinson was in the vehicle with two others when they were stopped by a Border Patrol agent in a remote part of West Texas, according to authorities.
A drug-sniffing dog detected the scent of marijuana, and the agent called ahead to the patrol’s checkpoint.
Agents at the checkpoint found “several large duffel bags” containing the marijuana.
Also found were glass jars and packaging equipment along with $3,100 in cash.
Investigators say Robinson rented the vehicle in Los Angeles on Sunday and had arranged for an Uber driver he had met in 2018 to drive him and Jaquan Bray to Louisiana.
Bray, who was also hit with charges, was driving the vehicle when it was stopped by agents.
Published: February 20, 2020
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