Browns’ Greg Robinson Arrested

Greg Robinson could be in some legal trouble as he gets set for free agency in March. The former No. 2 overall pick was arrested near the U.S.-Mexico border on Monday and police say that he was carrying a large quantity of marijuana (via TMZ). 

Robinson is facing a federal charge of possession with intent to distribute, according to the report. This may hamper Robinson’s market, which was already looking iffy after a down year with the Browns.

Robinson, 28 in October, was solid in his first year with Cleveland. He re-upped with the Browns on a one-year, $7MM deal before the 2019 season, but he failed to deliver an encore performance. He allowed lots of pressures against Baker Mayfield, garnered lots of flags, and temporarily lost his starting job.

Despite his natural talent and size (he stands at 6’5″ and weighs about 330 pounds), Robinson has yet to show consistency at the pro level. The dearth of tackles across the NFL probably would have allowed him to find some guaranteed money on the open market, but this latest news will hurt his chances. And the Browns, who are open to giving running back Kareem Hunt another chance after his latest slip-up, might not have the same level of patience with Robinson.

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  1. acarneglia

    Robinson went before Khalil Mack, OBJ, Aaron Donald, Eric Ebron, Brandin Cooks, Ryan Shazier, and Mike Evans just time name a few.

  2. With weed being legalized recreationally in many places, I’m curious what his plan was. No doubt even a vet min contract would garner him more money than selling weed.

    • washington_bonercats

      But would it garner more money than smuggling weed into the country for someone else?

    • jr.white

      The black market for weed is still huge despite legalization. In MA 70% of sales are black market bc the dispensary prices are roughly double. Maine legalized by referendum in 2016 and there STILL isn’t a dispensary in the state.

  3. The Ghost of Bobby Bonilla

    Even though this stuff is legal in many states now, I have an idea….how about if I break Federal Law by smuggling it over international borders which will land me in prison for decades, rather than just buy it legally?

    – Deep Thoughts by Greg Robinson

    • HubcapDiamondStarHalo

      I came here to say the same thing, but I’m sure I couldn’t word it better than you did.

      • JoeBrady

        Yup. I always try to differentiate the moral/immoral from the smart/stupid. You’re making $7M+ per year. Stay straight and in good shape for 5 years, and you can move to CO and live out your life on a pot farm.

        Or live in a prison for 5 years, because you wanted to make, what, and extra $50k?

        • HubcapDiamondStarHalo

          Years ago, I might have occasionally maybe in the right circumstance perhaps accepted the “it’s tough to get so I bought a lot for myself” excuse, but that’s simply not an option anymore, especially for someone like a pro athlete. I don’t know how much you have to have in your possession to be slapped with “intent to distribute,” but I’d have to guess it’s a pretty large amount.

          • HubcapDiamondStarHalo

            Just googled to find out how much marijuana you have to possess before you’re slapped with a felony. It varies by state, from “any” in Arizona to (ready for this?) 960 ounces (60 pounds) in Louisiana.

            “The US-Mexico” border is vague enough that it could be Arizona, which presents a huge problem. I’d guess it was Texas, where anything exceeding four ounces is a felony.

        • The Ghost of Bobby Bonilla

          I remember the Pittsburgh Steelers had a running back named Bam Morris who got arrested and missed a Super Bowl for literally the exact same thing.

          He said he wanted to make some extra cash. And I think he still is sitting in prison somewhere twenty five years later.

          Amazing how some of these athletes think (or don’t).

          • HubcapDiamondStarHalo

            From Wikipedia: “Morris has become more well known for his off-field legal troubles than his football prowess. On June 27, 1996, Morris pleaded guilty to felony possession of marijuana in a plea bargain deal in front of a Rockwall County, Texas judge.

            Police testified that they found 100 kilograms of marijuana and one gram of cocaine in his car during a traffic stop. He was fined $69,000 and sentenced to 420 hours of community service and six years’ probation.

            He was cut by the Steeler’s after the guilty plea and signed as a free agent with the Baltimore Ravens. After two seasons, both marked with suspensions concerning the NFL’s substance abuse policy, Morris was released. He signed with the Chicago Bears the following year, but was cut after playing in only two regular season games. He then signed with the Kansas City Chiefs.

            Morris pleaded guilty in August 2001 to two counts of federal drug trafficking and was sentenced to 30 months in prison. As part of the plea bargain, Morris admitted to distributing more than 100 kilograms of marijuana in the Kansas City area between 1998 and 2000[3].

            On September 10, 2001, Morris was convicted of violating his parole stemming from his 1996 plea bargain and sentenced to 10 years in a Texas prison. He was released early on February 29, 2004.”

            Note – 100 kilos is about 220 pounds.

            • ChiTownFanTilDeath

              Robinson only had 157 lbs. Still “personal consumption” if he still had to play for the Browns.

            • JoeBrady

              The laws in the US are ridiculous sometimes. Sell a few one-ounce bags on the corner, and you’ll do some time. Carry around 3,520 ounces, and get community service? Especially when the community service was selling more pot.

    • HubcapDiamondStarHalo

      I’d be surprised if any number LESS than 35% of NFL players using weed was accurate. I wouldn’t be the least surprised if over 50% of the league indulges.

  4. Polish Hammer

    “Could be in some legal trouble”???? Really? No, I’m 100% certain he’s in some legal trouble with his recent impersonation of Nate Newton…

  5. Miklo916

    Look he wasn’t driving from Mexico it was from LA to LOUISIANA and stop at a border patrol in El Paso Texas not the border

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