May 17, 2016
Alabama football players Cam Robinson and Hootie Jones were arrested on Tuesday morning in their hometown of West Monroe, Louisiana for possession of a controlled substance and weapons charges, per Michael Casagrande of AL.com.
B/R’s Barrett Sallee tweeted the police report and mugshots for Robinson and Jones:
Casagrande noted that Robinson was “charged with felony illegal possession of stolen firearms” and “misdemeanor possession.” He added that “Robinson remains in jail as of Tuesday morning with a $750 bond, according to the Ouachita Parish Sheriff Office.” Casagrande provided more details from the police report:
The arrest occurred early Tuesday morning in a parking lot of a local park. According to the police report, officers pulled up to Robinson’s car [at] 2:33 a.m. smelling marijuana.
When approaching the vehicle, officers spotted a handgun on the lap of the passenger. A bag of marijuana was also observed on the driver’s side floorboard. The stolen handgun was located under Robinson’s seat. Jones was also charged with possessing a handgun in the presence of narcotics.
Robinson attended West Monroe High School and Jones came out of Neville High School. They were both part of the Crimson Tide’s 2014 recruiting class.
In 2014, Robinson became the first true freshman to start for Alabama since Julio Jones in 2008 and first to do so at left tackle since Andre Smith in 2006. He was named to the Freshman All-America team by the Football Writers Association of America.
As a sophomore last season, Robinson was named to the All-SEC first team and helped lead Alabama to a victory in the College Football Playoff National Championship over Clemson.
Jones has played sparingly in his two seasons at Alabama. He appeared in a career-high nine games during the 2015 season, recording two total tackles.
Robinson is regarded as a top prospect for next year’s NFL draft, with B/R’s Matt Miller having the Crimson Tide star ranked sixth on his initial big board for 2017 and listing him as the best run- and pass-blocker among offensive tackles.
Offensive line was one of Alabama’s biggest strengths last season, with the entire unit winning the inaugural Joe Moore award for the best offensive line in the nation. Ryan Kelly and Dominick Jackson departed, leaving head coach Nick Saban with two holes to fill before the season starts in September.
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