|Cam Robinson's mugshot. Image via al.com.|
Alabama left tackle Cam Robinson and defensive back Hootie Jones were arrested in West Monroe, Louisiana Tuesday morning on drug possession-related charges.
According to police reports, Robinson and Jones were arrested in the parking lot of a park in West Monroe.
"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 ar 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."
Both Robinson and Jones were charged with misdemeanor possession of narcotics, and possession of a handgun in the presence of narcotics.
Robinson also faces charges of felony possession of a stolen handgun. He faces one to five years in prison if convicted.
In a statement, Alabama head coach Nick Saban said that "We are aware of the situation involving Hootie Jones and Cam Robinson and are in the process of gathering facts to determine what internal action needs to be taken."
Robinson has been a starter in 29 games during his two years at Alabama, and was considered to be a potential first-round pick had he decided to enter the 2017 NFL Draft following his junior year.