“Get The Help You Need To Get Past This Evil”| Ex-NFL Player Greg Robinson Arrested Again, Charged With Haul Of $120K In Drugs & Pills

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Greg Robinson, a former offensive lineman for the Cleveland Browns, has been accused of possessing a large quantity of illegal drugs. According to Thibodaux, Louisiana, police, Robinson was pulled over during a normal traffic stop early Monday morning. Authorities said they smelled drugs in the 2021 Cadillac Escalade, searched the car and found what they suspected to be cocaine, crack cocaine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, Xanax and marijuana.

The traffic stop led to multiple narcotics search warrants of properties owned or occupied by Robinson. Over $120,000 worth of drugs were seized, including: 3.16 pounds of suspected crystal methamphetamine, 2.22 pounds of suspected cocaine, 38.89 pounds of suspected marijuana, 4 grams of crack cocaine, 227 doses of suspected hydrocodone, 48 doses of suspected oxycodone, and 18 doses of alprazolam.

Robinson was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine (Felony) (2-Counts), Possession with Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine (Felony), Possession with Intent to Distribute Hydrocodone (Felony), Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana (Felony) (2-Counts), Possession with Intent to Distribute Xanax (Alprazolam) (Felony), Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine (Felony).

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Police said they also seized a large assortment of drug paraphernalia, firearm magazines and ammunition and a small amount of cash.

This isn’t the first time Robinson was arrested in possession of large quantities of drugs. In Feb. 2020, Robinson was arrested near the Mexican border with 156 pounds of marijuana. Robinson was ultimately sentenced to five years’ probation in that case.

This latest arrest is likely a violation of that probation.

Robinson was booked into the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex and is being held on a $315,000 bond.

Robinson was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft by the St. Louis Rams. He signed with the Detroit Lions in 2017, and was then signed to the Cleveland Browns in 2018 before becoming a free agent.

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He played collegiately at Auburn University, earning All-SEC honors, after starring at Thibodaux High School, where he was a two-time All-State lineman.

Robinson clearly has some issues that need to be addressed and some in his hometown of Thibodaux expressed their support following the arrest.

“Praying for you Greg,” a commenter said on Facebook. “I hope you get the help you need to get pass this evil. I’m not here to judge you. I will definitely say prayers for you young man keep your head up you’re not the first and you won’t be the last but you can change.”
“Maybe this is what it’s going to take to save his life,” said another. “God allows things to happen for our own good. … I  hope he realizes that one day.”

It will be interesting to see how prosecutors decide to handle this case. Will he be viewed as another Black athlete that “wasted his opportunity” and now should be punished severely? Or will they see him as an individual that has a problem, needs help, and can be rehabilitated?

Ultimately the question is who is worthy of leniency, mercy and humane treatment in the eyes of the justice system? For men like Robinson, that answer to that question is often not them.

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