Former NFL Offensive tackle showed a lot of promise early in his NFL career. The second overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, many experts predicted a long football career in his future.
Now, it looks like the only lengthy part of his future will be the time he spends behind bars.
On Wednesday, February 19th, Robinson was driving through Texas in a rented car with NFL free agent receiver Quan Bray when the pair approached a Border Patrol checkpoint.
Drug sniffing dogs at the checkpoint detected the scent of drugs in the car, and agents conducted a search of the vehicle.
That search uncovered 156.9 pounds of marijuana that had been vacuum sealed into bricks. Yes, you read that right: 156.9 POUNDS of marijuana.
Robinson and his friend were taken into custody and turned over to the DEA, who has charged the pair with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.
If convicted, both men could face up to 20 years in prison.
It isn’t exactly clear why Robinson, who made $9 million last year in the NFL, would risk so much over a few hundred thousand dollars worth of pot.
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