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Report: Browns OT Robinson facing federal drug charges

Field Level Media

February 19, 2020 at 4:38 pm.

Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Greg Robinson, the No. 2 overall selection of the 2014 NFL Draft, is facing a federal charge of possession with intent to distribute drugs after his arrest at the Sierra Blanca checkpoint in Texas, near the Mexico border, TMZ reported.

The outlet said he was taken into custody on Monday when agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection discovered he had a large amount of marijuana.

TMZ said Wednesday that Robinson was still in custody.

Robinson, 27, is due to become a free agent next month, and NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero tweeted that the Browns had not planned to re-sign him.

The tackle played his college football at Auburn, where he was a first-team Southeastern Conference and third-team All-America selection in 2013.

The St. Louis Rams selected him second overall in the draft the following year, but disappointed by his performance, they traded him in June 2017 to the Detroit Lions for a sixth-round draft pick. The Lions waived Robinson on Nov. 10, 2017, following his absence because of an ankle injury.

The Browns signed him as a free agent before the 2018 season.

In Week 1 of the 2019 season, he was ejected after kicking Tennessee Titans safety Kenny Vaccaro in the head with 5:03 to go in the second quarter and the Browns trailing 10-6. Robinson appeared to kick at Vaccaro twice as he fell to his back, landing the second shot.

The 6-foot-5, 330-pound Robinson has played in 83 NFL games, starting 70 of them.