Alabama offensive lineman Cam Robinson and defensive back Laurence “Hootie” Jones will not be prosecuted following their May arrests.
According to KNOE 8 News in Monroe, La, District Attorney Jerry Jones (not the owner of the Dallas Cowboys) did not want to “ruin the lives” of the two players because they trained outside, while others sat in the air conditioning.
“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 the news station.
Robinson and Jones were arrested in May after an officer found stolen weapons in the car Robinson was driving. Both were charged with illegal carrying of a weapon in the presence of narcotics, as well as a misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance. The two were not prosecuted due to lack of evidence, according to a report obtained by Nicholas Picht of KNOE 8 News.
Per Cecil Hurt of the Tuscaloosa News, Nick Saban has no further comment on the two players.
Per UA spokesman, Nick Saban has no additional statement on Robinson/Jones beyond prior statement that matter "will be handled internally."
— Cecil Hurt (@CecilHurt) June 20, 2016
Robinson has started at left tackle for the last two years, and early mock drafts have him pegged as a potential top-5 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Jones has played mostly on special teams in his time at Alabama.