Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Greg Robinson is facing federal drug charges after police found a whopping 157 pounds of marijuana in his rental car

Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Greg Robinson

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Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Greg Robinson.

  • Police in El Paso, Texas, say they found 157 pounds of marijuana in a car rented by Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Greg Robinson.
  • Robinson and his former teammate from Auburn University, Quan Bray, were arrested on Monday during a car search at Texas's Sierra Blanca Checkpoint Station near the US-Mexico border.
  • Federal authorities said they found several large duffle bags full of marijuana in the car's rear cargo area.
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Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Greg Robinson is facing federal drug charges after police said they found 157 pounds of marijuana in his rental car.

Robinson, who is set to become a free-agent next month, was arrested in El Paso, Texas, on Monday along side his former teammate Quan Bray, a receiver he played with at Auburn University who is now in the Canadian Football League.

In a press release issued by the US Attorney's Office for the Western District of Texas, federal authorities said several large duffle bags full of marijuana were found in a rear cargo area of 27-year-old Robinson's rental car during a search at the Sierra Blanca Checkpoint Station near the US-Mexico border.

Bray was driving the vehicle, authorities said, but Robinson had rented the car in Los Angeles with plans to drive to Louisiana.

Authorities said Robinson arranged to have an Uber driver he met in 2018 initially drive the vehicle, but Bray switched to the driver seat before the El Paso checkpoint.

Robinson then tried to bribe the Uber driver to claim possession of the marijuana, authorities said, but the driver declined and said he or she would not have ridden in the car if he or she knew the football players had drugs.

According to the criminal complaint seen by NBC News, the marijuana was stored in black vacuum-sealed bags. Authorities also found glass jars, packaging equipment, and $3,100 in cash, the criminal complaint said.

Robinson and Bray are being held without bond as they wait for a court appearance on Friday.

If convicted, they face up to 20 years in prison each, US Attorney's Office for the Western District of Texas said.

Robinson just finished his fifth season in the NFL, where he has played for the St. Louis Rams, Detroit Lions, and the Browns. The Browns previously announced that the would not be signing Robinson for another season as a free agent.

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