Alabama left tackle Cam Robinson and safety Hootie Jones are scheduled to appear in a Louisiana court on June 16 for an arraignment hearing for weapon possession. It is at that time the two Crimson Tide players will be informed what charges they will formally face and will be given an opportunity to enter a plea of guilty or not guilty.
Robinson and Jones were arrested early Tuesday morning in Monroe, Louisiana and each were charged with possession of marijuana and illegal carrying of a weapon. Those are considered misdemeanors, but Robinson was also charged with illegal possession of a stolen firearm. That is a felony. A police officer discovered the two in a parked car in a parking lot after the lot had been closed. Jones was in the front passenger seat with a handgun on his lap according to previous reports. The officer also reportedly smelled marijuana from the car and found a bag of marijuana inside. Robinson was the driver of the car. It was later reported the handgun in the possession of Robinson, which was located underneath the driver’s seat of the car, was stolen in Alabama.
At a golf event, Alabama head coach Nick Saban told reporters he had talked to both players and said Alabama is still gathering information on the incident.
“We’ll figure out if there’s something internally we need to do,” Saban said, pretty much reiterating his initial statement from a few days ago. “We do it internally, it’s not something we do publicly. If we can change their behavior based on what we do, that would be the purpose of discipline.”
“We will announce these things when they come,” Saban later said. “I don’t know why we can’t do our job and release things in the appropriate fashion.”