Montreal Alouettes receiver Quan Bray wasn’t happy with after being caught by police officers with 70 kilograms of cannabis.
Bray was arrested in February 2020 in El Paso, Texas with former Auburn University teammate Greg Robinson. One of the charges against Bray was dropped, while he pleaded guilty to the other and was required to pay a fine.
“It was just a disappointing day, a day you learn from and become more wise in your decision-making. Make sure you’re in the right place at the right time,” Bray told Montreal Gazette reporter Herb Zurkowsky.
“That’s life and things happen. You try to avoid certain situations, but they do come about in life. I’ll keep myself in the right situations. It was a learning experience. It was definitely eye-opening. I’m more disappointed in myself. It was just a mistake.”
The 27-year-old Bray had an impressive rookie season with the Als in 2019. He caught 58 passes for 818 yards and six touchdowns in sixteen games as part of an improved Montreal offence. As a returner, Bray amassed 123 yards on 14 punt returns and 45 yards on two kickoff returns.
Bray spent time in the NFL from 2015 to 2018, suiting up for the Indianapolis Colts, Buffalo Bills and Houston Texans. In 24 games with the Colts, he caught six passes good for 75 yards. The Lagrange, GA native also suited up for the Birmingham Iron of the Alliance of American Football prior to joining the Alouettes.
“There are lessons to be learned. We have to be careful before we jump to conclusions,” Als general manager Danny Maciocia told Zurkowsky.
“Do a little research, pick up the phone, make a couple calls, talk to people and take the time required. If you do, things may change along the way.”