According to his defense attorney, the reasons stolen gun and drug charges against Alabama left tackle Cam Robinson were dropped went far beyond the fact he sweats while you have air conditioning.
According to Michael Casagrande of AL.com, attorney Joe Guerriero said the felony cases against Robinson and teammate Laurence “Hootie” Jones were weak from the start.
Robinson’s a potential top 10 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Jones, despite being named Hootie, is just a backup safety at Alabama.
They were arrested on May 17 on gun and marijuana charges when police in West Monroe, La., approached their park car in a local park.
“There was no justifiable grounds for prosecution under any evidence rule that exists,” Guerriero said. “It’s basic 101 Law that there were no grounds for prosecution based on what happened.”
According to Guerriero, there were two other people in the car who weren’t booked, and police reports don’t mention any other people involved. The lawyer added that only half a gram of marijuana was in the car, and there was no clear possession. (And as we have learned from the NFL rulebook, if the weed hits your hands but you don’t establish yourself as a smoker or make a marijuana move, it’s not a catch. Or something.)
Guerriero said the only reason arrested were made was when Jones told cops there was a gun in his lap.
“Mr. Jones is the one who called it to the police’s attention because he didn’t want anything to happen,” Guerriero said. “‘Look, I have a gun in my lap. My hands are up. I just want to show you.'”
While the case may have been weak, the initial argument made by district attorney Jerry Jones was even weaker. When explaining his decision, he cited their football futures.
“I want to emphasize once again that the main reason I’m doing this is that I refuse to ruin the lives of two young men who have spent their adolescence and their teenage years, working and sweating, while we were all home in the air conditioning,” Jones told Louisiana television station KNOE.
But at the moment, it appears, they don’t have to sweat the law, and can resume their careers at Alabama, at least one of which will eventually lead to the NFL.