Browns left tackle Greg Robinson and former NFL receiver Jaquan Bray were charged Wednesday in El Paso, Texas, with conspiring to possess with intent to distribute marijuana, federal authorities announced.
According to the criminal complaint, they were stopped Monday near a checkpoint station and approximately 157 pounds of marijuana was discovered during an inspection near the U.S., Mexico border. Robinson and Bray could face up to 20 years in federal prison if found guilty.
They were teammates at Auburn University.
The Browns told Robinson’s representatives a couple of weeks ago they wouldn’t re-sign him, a league source told The Chronicle-Telegram. He’s scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent in March.
Robinson, 27, spent the last two seasons with the Browns on a pair of one-year contracts. He started the final eight games in 2018, solidifying the left tackle spot, but was inconsistent in 14 starts in 2019. He was benched for a game at midseason and missed another with a concussion.
Robinson, the No. 2 pick of the Rams in 2014, is athletically gifted but has struggled with focus and consistency. He signed a one-year, $6.4 million prove-it deal last February.
The Browns will add at least one starting tackle through free agency and the draft. Right tackle Chris Hubbard is due a $6.15 million salary for 2020 and could be cut.