Alabama’s Robinson, Jones won’t be prosecuted on weapons, drug charges

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Alabama football players Cam Robinson and Hootie Jones will not face weapon and drug charges after their arrest last month, reports Nicholas Picht of KNOE 8 in Monroe, La.

Both players were arrested for possession of weapons and marijuana in a public park in Monroe on May 17. The weapon that Robinson, a starting left tackle, possessed was stolen, which would have led to a felony charge.

However, the Monroe district attorney cited a lack of evidence in the decision not to prosecute the players. The attorney representing Robinson and Jones told Alex Byington of Decatur Daily that the district attorney declined to prosecute because the players’ initial arrest was a result of an improper search.

The case can be reopened upon more evidence being discovered, but no court dates are currently set.

Robinson, a rising junior, was a first-team All-SEC selection last season. 

Jones, a defensive back from Monroe, recorded two tackles for the Crimson Tide last season. 

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