Another Brown faces gun charges

Earlier this year, Browns defensive lineman Shaun Rogers found himself under arrest for gun possession.

Now, another member of the Browns’ defensive line faces similar charges.

On Thursday, Robaire Smith was charged with possession of a firearm in a commercial airport.  The charge comes from a November 2009 incident at Bishop Airport, during which Smith had a loaded Belgium 5.7mm caliber handgun in his carry-on luggage.

Smith’s lawyer, Frank J. Manley, told the Flint (Mich.) Journal that the NFL already has disciplined Smith for the incident, a contention that seems inaccurate given that the charges were only filed on Thursday.

If Smith was indeed disciplined, no suspension was imposed.

Coincidentally, Smith was traveling with Rogers in April, when Rogers was arrested for possession of a loaded weapon at an airport.  Naturally, Rogers claimed that he forgot that the gun was in his carry-on bag.

Are we the only ones who wondered for a second whether Smith was dumb enough to bring another gun to an airport in April, and that Rogers simply took the fall for him in light of the fact that Smith already had one strike against him?

57 responses to “Another Brown faces gun charges

  1. Since the day it was announced that Dexter Manley of the Washington Redskins could not read, I question if any of these NFL lineman have any brains. Obviously, you don’t need any education to play football in college or the pros. If you are good, then you get everything handed to you.

  2. It can’t possibly be a 5.7 caliber gun. That would be anti-tank weapon.

  3. Loaded weapons at an airport? Is that wrong? Should he not have done that?

  4. This is a little disheartening for a Browns fan. Reason being, check out the histories of these 2 players. Rogers has been in trouble once, while he was with the Lions. Smith has never been in trouble. We all know, in light of some players being shot & some falling victim to robbery, why these guys are carrying weapons. I’m wondering why they are just so damn stupid to do so on a plane with the piece loaded? Its impossible for them to be that damn ignorant & not know they won’t go through the xray machine!
    And before any AFC North incestual fans run your mouth:
    Cincinnati – your whole team is crooks
    Pittsburgh – your team does nothing but abuse women
    Baltimore – uh… murder?
    Make sure you think of your own teams situations before running your gums about ours. My post was for general discussion.

  5. ‘Officer, I forgot it was in there, I swear. I mean, being high makes you forget stuff.’
    -Gun-toting NFL pothead idiots Shaun Rogers & Robaire Smith

  6. Just a 0.57 Caliber? That’s still a big handgun. He and I should go out shooting sometime.

  7. Marcus Vick plays for the Browns now? (I didn’t even read the article, just the title and this is what came to mind.)

  8. The intelligence of these guys leads me to believe that their knuckles drag on the ground….unbelievable

  9. Actually it is a 5.7mm caliber. The public is not allowed to own anything over .500 or a 1/2 inch. Looks like someone in the media doesn’t know what they are talking about… Amazing….

  10. It’ll be interesting to see what happens when some offensive linemen try to hold the Browns rushers this year…especially along that weak-ass, patchwork Shittsburgh offensive line
    Rumor is that Ahtyba Rubin is packin’ an Uzi. Good luck with that!

  11. And before any AFC North incestual fans run your mouth:
    Cincinnati – your whole team is crooks
    Pittsburgh – your team does nothing but abuse women
    Baltimore – uh… murder?
    Make sure you think of your own teams situations before running your gums about ours. My post was for general discussion.
    This is so funny. You sit here and bash all these other teams and fans but tell them they had better not bash your team or you… You started off so good with what you had to say then turned into an ass….

  12. Oh come on, stop being so harsh. Who among us hasn’t forgotten about our loaded handguns in carry-on luggage a time or two?
    On the bright side, I’m sure he remembered that any liquids or gels needed to be in 3 oz. containers or smaller and were properly placed in a clear plastic baggie!

  13. 5.7 caliber is used in a small semi-automatic pistol that is comparable to a .22. Hopefully, the person who posted it was an anti-tank gun never has to defend himself against any tank attacks.

  14. Upon re-reading the article, I see it is a 5.7 mm. A mere toy. I rescind my invite to go shooting.

  15. footballfan says:
    July 2, 2010 9:27 AM
    And before any AFC North incestual fans run your mouth:
    Cincinnati – your whole team is crooks
    Pittsburgh – your team does nothing but abuse women
    Baltimore – uh… murder?
    Make sure you think of your own teams situations before running your gums about ours. My post was for general discussion.
    This is so funny. You sit here and bash all these other teams and fans but tell them they had better not bash your team or you… You started off so good with what you had to say then turned into an ass….
    Couldn’t have said it better myself.. But our crooks at least win games and make it to the playoffs….

  16. And before any AFC North incestual fans run your mouth:
    Cincinnati – your whole team is crooks
    Pittsburgh – your team does nothing but abuse women
    Baltimore – uh… murder?
    Make sure you think of your own teams situations before running your gums about ours. My post was for general discussion.
    ****************
    @DB26
    Say all you want about Cincy, but they haven’t had but only a couple incidents since 2007 whereas your beloved Browns here are achieving Thee StuOOpid Awards for the AFC North even as we speak.
    AFC North Rankings for 2010:
    Cincinnati (Who Dey!)
    Baltimore
    Pittsburg
    Brown [stains in my skivvys]
    Write it down!

  17. DB26 says:
    July 2, 2010 9:12 AM
    And before any AFC North incestual fans run your mouth:
    Cincinnati – your whole team is crooks
    Pittsburgh – your team does nothing but abuse women
    Baltimore – uh… murder?
    Make sure you think of your own teams situations before running your gums about ours. My post was for general discussion.
    * * * * * * * *
    Since you just ran your mouth about the entire division, don’t tell any of the division rivals what to do. So permit me to say that carrying a loaded gun is one of the most outrageous things you can do in an airport. Many Browns fans took pleasure with Ben’s problems. As a Steeler fan, I don’t take pleasure in your player doing what he did. I am outraged by it and hope he is dealt with properly.
    BTW, on 10/17/10, Ben and the Steelers will win, and I mean win BIG. Take it to the bank.
    GO STEELERS!!

  18. I don’t care what team the guy plays for. What kind of jackass tries to board a plane with a hand gun in your carry on? The NFL needs to start dropping the hammer on these idiots. These little suspensions apparently aren’t getting the point accross.

  19. DB26- awfully defensive are we? You Browns fans are quick to jump in our threads about our players but now that ANOTHER one of your boys got caught with a loaded gun at an airport we aren’t allowed to say anything huh? get real man, if you’re gonna dish it you better be ready to take it. Browns in last place YET AGAIN this year with the Steelers just above them. Browns are a disgrace to football. Yes and I’m included our owners, the Browns, in that equation as well.

  20. hey-seuss says:
    July 2, 2010 9:08 AM
    title of the article is very racist
    ____________________
    LOL

  21. Holeinone09
    How quickly you’ve forgotten that your beloved stoolers couldn’t score a single touchdown in our last meeting. I wouldn’t worry about it though, now that your best offensive weapon is gone (no, I don’t mean big ben’s dong), and your QB is suspended, I’m sure the team will really start to come together. After all, they were so good last year.

  22. Maybe if he went by Rob Smith – this would’ve slid under the radar as JAG.

  23. Give DB26 a break.
    He’s a Cleveland fan most likely dealing with the heartbreak of a last place Indians team, losing LeBron James, and a perenial last place Browns team that even the Lions think are an embarrassment.

  24. js136202, congrats on finally winning your “super bowl” when you beat us last year. Glad you are still savoring that victory, it was well deserved.
    Last year is over. 10/17/10, which should be Ben’s first game back, will showcase his pent-up desire to prove himself to everyone, at home. Steelers will win big, and I mean big. JMHO. Good luck.
    BTW, come on, using the term “stoolers” is old, dumb, somewhat childish and boring. At least the Steelers didn’t slink out of town and flee to Baltimore. It must have really sucked not having an NFL team for some years.

  25. hey-seuss says: July 2, 2010 9:08 AM
    title of the article is very racist.
    hey-seuss you are the biggest idiot to post a response. Is everything in your life colored by your racist glasses? If he had said another dumb black athlete caught with a gun in an airport. That might be racist.
    Do you know how stupid, and I mean just STUPID you have to be to carry a gun into an airport? What is his IQ 50? At some point, these teams/leagues will get it. Just suspend that aholes for a year without pay. Maybe, just maybe they will learn.

  26. Holeinone09 says:
    “BTW, come on, using the term “stoolers” is old, dumb, somewhat childish and boring.”
    ————–
    The same can be said about you, bringing up something from 15 years ago, jackass.
    2010 is different. The Browns are on their way back. The Steelers are in panic-mode. December of last year was just a sample of what’s coming.
    Wave that rag, dude. Maybe that will help…

  27. So two behemoths of the Browns’ defense need weapons for self-defense, interesting.

  28. @douchebag26, aka db26;
    uhhh…. asshole….
    it has been a decade since Ray Lewis has had any issues. your old WR Mr. Stallworth served his time and deserves the right to make a living.
    Meanwhile your team when not being infected with staph has been covering itself in glory since you got back into the NFL. Let’s see….. I think there is the one year you made the playoffs….. and then …… well….. then…. was there another year you went 500?
    you have no right to say anything about any team in the AFCN. Have some miscreant do something positive, win a few games, make the playoffs, don’t have you home town players sue your team for malpractice for staph infections, then come back and talk to us. Until the STFU.

  29. truushot,
    I think he was kidding. Durrrr
    Holeinone09
    People like you are why people like me hate pittsburgh, it’s people, it’s culture, and everything you epitomize. The Cleveland Browns were taken from Cleveland by the owner, who got a sweetheart deal from another city. That’s it. The fans are not somehow to blame. Is it the city of Houston’s fault that Enron went under? Of course not.
    You can mock our city, our teams, our history of disappointment, the fact that Lebron James is holding us hostage, and our horrible economy, but when you bring up the fact that the Browns left as some sort of insult, you cross the line.

  30. I don’t care what team the guy plays for. What kind of jackass tries to board a plane with a hand gun in your carry on?
    ~~~
    Agreed

  31. ppdoc13 says:
    it has been a decade since Ray Lewis has had any issues.
    *****************
    LOL….you call stabbing a guy to death “issues”. I guess ted bundy had “issues” too…..

  32. ppdoc13 says:
    “you have no right to say anything about any team in the AFCN.”
    ————-
    Excuse me there, Brainiac…
    Didn’t you just do what you just told another poster he had no right to do?
    Baltimoron. Just stick to touching pee-pees, OK?

  33. Burningriver:
    December of 2009 was a month in which Pittsburgh won the last three games that they played. The Steelers are not in panic mode. See, the reason why they have won more than any other team since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970 is directly related to the patient, rational, calm and effective way that they handle personnel decisions. They have issues, but they will be solved, like they always are. However, that does not guarantee a division title or Lombardi #7, merely that Pittsburgh will always be competitive. 2010 will be no different.

  34. Bringing a loaded gun isn’t the same as a obvious fake, 30 day old assult charge.

  35. HandsofSweed says:
    Burningriver:
    “…Pittsburgh will always be competitive. 2010 will be no different.”
    —————–
    I hope you are right. I despise boring Sunday afternoons…

  36. HandsofSweed
    First of all your name is funny. Secondly, winning the last 3 games after losing to KC, Cleveland, and the Raiders in consecutive weeks hardly counts as Custer’s Last Stand.
    Pitt is in a bad spot right now, with a coach playing out the last year of his contract, problems at the QB position, no proven RB’s, and no real weapons on offense. I don’t doubt they’ll be competitive, but it would be one heckuva coaching job for this squad to make the playoffs.
    Of course we’re in a bad spot with Eric Mangini being our coach period.

  37. js136202,
    Ah, could you at least get some of your comments right? First, Tomlin is not in the last year of his contract. He has two years left. Second, Mendenhall is a proven RB. No real weapons on offence? Guess Ward, Wallace and Miller don’t count. Problems at QB? Nothing Big Ben has done will mean much on the field. When he’s back I suspect he will be as good as always – one of the premier QBs in the league.
    And let’s not forget that in spite of that horrible late season let down, the Steelers still tied the Jets and the Ravens with a 9 and 7 record. We’re not talking about a team that went, you know, 5 and 11 or anything like that.

  38. Contratc the Browns now! Worse franchise in any sport! As for 2010:
    Pitt 115-5
    Balt 10-6
    Cincy 6-10
    Cleveland 2-14

  39. Muck Foddell
    …..
    Really? hahahahah wowwww I’m sorry did Art steal your championship team away?
    Cry me a river….tard

  40. Funi, I’ll bet you a million dollars the Steelers won’t go 115-5 in 2010. A million dollars.

  41. @Ravenator
    You’re an idiot.
    Really, way to contribute. You’re team is the BROWNS. They are just in the witness protection program.
    Now I will contribute.
    I agree with the thinking that both guns may have been RS’s. This does put the Browns in a tough situation. If this had only happened to Smith he would probably be cut. Now that it is Smith and one of the best NT’s in the NFL it gets more difficult. You can’t cut one without the other, unless they now something that we don’t.

  42. All the people on dude’s case for raggin on the AFC north need to lay off. Like every poster on here doesn’t defend his team and rag on division opponents.
    I won’t rag on any team in the league because they are all, and I mean all, talented enough teams to win on any given Sunday. Upsets happen every year. Not to say there isn’t a big talent differential when comparing the Saints, Colts, and Patriots, to the Chiefs, Lions, and Rams, but the Rams COULD beat the Colts. It is not outside the realm of possibility.
    Predictions are meaningless. Miami went from 1 win to 11. The Titans were 13-0 at one point in the 08′ campaign and 0-6 during ’09.
    This article is about two players and not the Browns. Big Ben is one man, not the Pittsburgh Steelers.
    So what I’m saying is that his post was just another PFT post that may have been aggressive or even stupid, but it is not outside of reason.

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