Alabama offensive tackle Cam Robinson and defensive back Laurence “Hootie” Jones will not be prosecuted following their arrests in Louisiana last month because of insufficient evidence, according to court documents obtained by Nicholas Picht of TV station KNOE in Monroe, La.
— Nicholas A. Picht (@N_Picht) June 20, 2016
Robinson and Jones were arrested last month after an officer found stolen weapons in the vehicle Robinson was driving. Both players were charged with illegal carrying of a weapon in the presence of narcotics and misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance.
Michael Casagrande of AL.com reported that the charges against both players have not been dropped, and that the case could proceed if new evidence is obtained. However, no future court dates regarding the matter have been set.
The decision not to prosecute the case came last Thursday, prior to the players’ arraignment being postponed, NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reported. It was on that date Alabama coach Nick Saban learned of the DA’s decision.
Robinson has been a starter at left tackle since stepping on campus two years ago. Heading into his junior season, he is expected to fill a leadership role. He missed spring practice while recovering from shoulder surgery.
Jones played mostly special teams in his first two seasons at Alabama. He is expected to push for a spot in Alabama’s rotation at safety.
It is unclear whether either player will face internal punishment for the incident.