National Football League offensive lineman Greg Robinson and current Montreal Alouettes receiver Quan Bray were arrested with 157 pounds of marijuana, according to American authorities.
From the United States Department of Justice:
In El Paso today, federal authorities filed a criminal complaint against 27-year-old Gregory Keith Robinson, and 26-year-old Jaquan Bray for conspiring to possess with intent to distribute marijuana, announced U.S. Attorney John F. Bash, Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Kyle W. Williamson, El Paso Division, and U.S. Border Patrol Chief Patrol Agent Matthew J. Hudak, Big Bend Sector.
The criminal complaint charges the defendants with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana. According to the federal criminal complaint, on Monday evening, the defendants approached the Sierra Blanca Checkpoint Station, where a U.S. Border Patrol canine unit alerted on their vehicle.
Agents asked the driver (Bray) to park the vehicle in the secondary inspection area for further investigation. A subsequent inspection of the vehicle by agents revealed the presence of approximately 157 pounds of marijuana inside several large duffle bags in the rear cargo area.
The complaint affidavit further states that Robinson rented the vehicle in Los Angeles on Sunday and had arranged for a third individual in the vehicle, an Uber driver he had met in 2018, to drive him and Bray to Louisiana. When the trio reached El Paso, Robinson instructed Bray to begin driving.
According to the complaint, when they approached secondary inspection at the Sierra Blanca checkpoint, Robinson asked the third individual to claim the marijuana and that Robinson said he would pay the third individual to do so. The third individual refused and told Robinson he/she would not have driven him had he/she known there were drugs in the vehicle.
Upon conviction, the defendants face up to 20 years in federal prison.
The Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Border Patrol are investigating this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Williams is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government.
It is important to note that a criminal complaint is merely a charge and should not be considered as evidence of guilt. The defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Robinson was selected second overall in the 2014 NFL draft by the St. Louis Rams. He’s played in 73 career games, starting 61 of them. The 27-year-old Robinson is a pending NFL free agent.
Bray went unselected in the 2015 NFL draft, however, the Indianapolis Colts signed him and he played 24 games making six catches for 75 yards and returned 48 kick-offs for 1,231 yards and 45 punts for 314 yards.
After stints with the Buffalo Bills and Houston Texans, Bray inked an Alliance of American Football contract with the Birmingham Iron. He joined the Montreal Alouettes in May 2019. The 26-year-old Bray caught 58 passes for 818 yards and six touchdowns in 15 games with the Als last season.
Robinson and Bray played NCAA football together at Auburn University.
3DownNation has reached out to the Alouettes for comment regarding Bray.