Cleveland Browns left tackle Greg Robinson is set to hit free agency in March, and his market might have just taken a 157 pound hit. Robinson was arrested by Border Patrol on Monday evening while in possession of 156.9 pounds of marijuana, according to TMZ. He and someone else in the car reportedly facing a charge of possession with intent to distribute, which carries a sentence of up to 20 years.
Robinson was scheduled to hit free agency, and NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero reported the Browns were not planning on attempting to re-sign him. He was a middle-of-the-road left tackle, but given his work on the blind side, he was likely to find a new team in free agency. It probably would not have been a huge contract, but he would not have been out of work.
That changes considerably with him now facing these charges. He likely will be placed on the Commissioner’s Exempt List, and even if he beats the charges and does not go to jail, it might be some time before he’s available to play. The arrest likely removes a left tackle option from the market.