An NFL offensive lineman and his former college teammate were arrested Monday when border patrol agents found 157 pounds of marijuana in their car.
Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Greg Robinson, 27, and former Colts wide receiver Quan Bray, 26, were driving through the Sierra Blanca Checkpoint Station east of El Paso, Texas when a canine unit flagged agents to their car.
According to a criminal complaint, agents found 157 pounds of marijuana in several duffle bags in the "rear storage compartment" of the car.
Robinson, Bray and a third person in the car reportedly rented the car from Los Angeles on Sunday and were driving to Louisiana. As they approached the checkpoint, Robinson allegedly asked the third person in the car — who remains unidentified — to claim the marijuana was his in exchange for cash. According to the Justice Department, the third person said he would not have gone with Bray and Robinson had he known the marijuana was in the car.
Robinson and Bray were charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana. They face a maximum of 20 years in prison if convicted.
Robinson, the former No. 2 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams, has been with the Cleveland Browns since 2018. He appeared in 31 of 32 games for the Browns, starting most games. He set to become a free agent in March.
Bray appeared in 24 games for the Colts between 2015 and 2017, mostly as a kick and punt returner.
Robinson and Bray were teammates at Auburn University between 2011 and 2013.