TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama coach Nick Saban released a statement Tuesday morning following the arrests of starting left tackle Cam Robinson and reserve defensive back Laurence “Hootie” Jones.
“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,” Saban said in the statement.
Early Tuesday morning, Robinson and Jones were both arrested in Louisiana, according to the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office’s website.
According to the website, Robinson was booked early Tuesday morning for illegal possession of stolen firearms, which is listed as a felony. Charges of illegal carrying of a weapon in the presence of narcotics and misdemeanor possession of a controlled/dangerous substance are also listed. His bond was set at $750.
Jones was held for illegal carrying of a weapon in the presence of narcotics and possession of a controlled/dangerous substance. His bond information was not available.
The arresting officer’s probable cause affidavit reads in part:
As I approached the vehicle I detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. I also found the front seat passenger, Laurence Jones had a handgun laying on his lap. After all suspects were removed from the vehicle, I found a bag of marijuana, in plain view laying on the front drivers floorboard and a stolen handgun under the seat. The driver, Cameron Robinson was arrested poss of CDS 1, for marijuana being found in his seat and Poss of a firearm. Both suspects were advised of their rights and booked into OCC.
Robinson, who was listed as the driver, has been a starter at left tackle since stepping on campus two years ago. Despite dealing with injuries throughout his career, Robinson has never missed a start at left tackle and was expected to fill a leadership role in his junior season. He missed spring practice while recovering from shoulder surgery.
Jones played mostly special teams in his first two season at Alabama. He was expected to push for a spot in Alabama’s rotation at safety this season.