Montreal Alouettes head coach Khari Jones has spoken with receiver Quan Bray after being arrested alongside National Football League offensive lineman Greg Robinson with 157 pounds of marijuana.
“I had a chance to speak to him and I’m just hoping that things work out with him, first of all just within the states and with his situation and hopefully come through it,” Jones said on TSN radio 690 in Montreal.
“If something does happen that he’s able to come up here, I’m a big fan of Quan as a person, he’s been through a lot in his life, I think he would admit that mistakes have been made.”
From the United States Department of Justice:
The criminal complaint charges the defendants with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.
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.
Upon conviction, the defendants face up to 20 years in federal prison.
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.
“I just want to see it play out, I won’t say too much about it because it is still a pending case. I’m hoping the best for him first and foremost, and then if we do get him back as a football player on this team, I thought he did some really good things for us,” Jones said.
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 league 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 during his first CFL season.
“If the situation presents itself, I would love to have him back,” Jones said, “but I’ll just stay in contact with him on that side of things and making sure that things are hopefully moving in the right direction for him.”