The man who represented Alabama’s Cam Robinson and Laurence “Hootie” Jones regarding their May arrests spoke out about his clients on Monday after news broke that neither player would be prosecuted.
Joe D. Guerriero told the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport the case was “a waste of the court’s time.”
Spoke to Joe D Guerrerio, lawyer for the two Bama players not charged, including Cam Robinson. Here is what he said: pic.twitter.com/FBAy8r2HEs
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 20, 2016
Guerriero also told Al.com’s Michael Casagrande that Jones alerted officers that he had a gun in his lap when the police were investigating. There were also two other people in the car, according to Guerriero.
“Mr. Jones is the one who called it to the police’s attention because he didn’t want anything to happen,” Guerrerio said, per Casagrande. ‘”Look, I have a gun in my lap. My hands are up. I just want to show you.'”
Simply owning the gun did not constitute a crime, according the Casagrande, and the marijuana found in the car was less than half a gram.
District Attorney Jerry Jones offered up his explanation for the lack of prosecution shortly after the news broke, citing a lack of evidence.
“I want to emphasize once again that the main reason I’m doing this is because I refuse to ruin the lives of two young who have spent their adolescence and teenage years, working out and sweating, while we were all in air conditioning,” Jones told KNOE News.