NFL free agent Greg Robinson and former Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Jaquan Bray were arrested after Border Patrol agents allegedly discovered 157 pounds of marijuana in their vehicle at a border checkpoint station.
A statement from the Justice Department said that Robinson and Bray were traveling with a third person, an Uber driver whom Robinson hired to help drive his vehicle from Los Angeles to Louisiana.
The three apparently crossed into Mexico from Texas at some point during their journey and attempted to reenter the U.S. near Sierra Blanca at the Sierra Blanca Checkpoint Station, officials said. At the checkpoint, Robinson allegedly asked the unidentified third person to claim ownership of the drugs when it became clear that Border Patrol canine units had alerted to the vehicle.
The third passenger refused to claim ownership of the drugs and told officials that they had no knowledge of the marijuana and would not have taken the job had they known about it, according to authorities.
“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 Justice Department statement reads.
Bray played for the Colts between 2015 and 2017, while Robinson was the No. 2 pick in the 2014 NFL draft by the St. Louis Rams. Robinson played for the Cleveland Browns for two seasons and was not expected to be re-signed next season, according to an NFL Network analyst.
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