Former St. Louis Rams 1st round pick busted with 157 pounds of marijuana

Gregory Robinson and JaQuan Bray of the CFL charged with conspiring to possess with intent to distribute marijuana

Alex Degman
February 19, 2020 - 10:54 pm
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EL PASO, Tx. (KMOX) -- Former St. Louis Rams first round pick Gregory Robinson is facing charges in Texas after border agents found roughly 157 pounds of marijuana stuffed in duffel bags inside a rental car.

A news release from the Department of Justice's Western District of Texas says Robinson, 27, and JaQuan Bray, 26, have each been charged with conspiring to possess with intent to distribute marijuana. The complaint alleges Robinson and Bray, along with an Uber driver they met in 2018, were approaching the Sierra Blanca Checkpoint station Monday night when a drug sniffing dog detected their vehicle.

After pulling over to the secondary inspection area, investigators found the marijuana. Robinson allegedly offered to pay the Uber driver, who was set to drive them to Louisiana, to claim the marijuana -- but they refused, telling investigators they wouldn't have driven them had they known there were drugs in the vehicle.

What the DOJ did not make clear is why the vehicle was near a border checkpoint station if the trio was driving from Los Angeles to Louisiana.

If convicted Robinson and Bray face a maximum of 20 years in prison.

Robinson entered the league in 2014 as the Number 2 overall pick of the then-St. Louis Rams after a stellar all-SEC career at Auburn. While he came into the NFL as a highly-touted prospect, he never panned out for the Rams, who eventually traded him to the Detroit Lions in 2017 for a sixth-round draft choice.

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