All-American contender and third-year Alabama offensive tackle Cam Robinson could face a felony charge after being arrested Tuesday in Monroe, Louisiana.
He and Laurence “Hootie” Jones, a safety at Alabama, were arrested for possession of marijuana and a weapon after an officer approached their car, smelled marijuana and saw Jones with a gun on his lap.
Upon further search, the arresting officer found a bag of marijuana on the driver’s side floorboard, as well as a reportedly stolen handgun under the seat.
Robinson was arrested on two misdemeanors, possession of a controlled substance and carrying an illegal weapon, and one felony, illegal possession of a stolen handgun. Jones was only arrested for possession of a controlled substance and carrying an illegal weapon.
"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," Nick Saban said in a statement.
While Jones is a backup safety, Robinson could be a first-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft and potentially an All-American if he pushes past a shoulder injury.
The Monroe Police Department later issued the following: