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Alabama OL Cam Robinson Arraignment Postponed

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Alabama OL Cam Robinson Arraignment Postponed

BY Matthew Long

@mattlongsports

Alabama offensive lineman Cam Robinson’s arraignment, revolving around felony charges from his arrest in May, is now postponed. According to the Ouachita Parish Clerk of Court’s office, the new arraignment has not to be determined.

Robinson is seen by many NFL scouts to be one of the top offensive tackles prospects in college football, but his arrest in their hometown of Monroe, La. with teammate Laurence “Hootie” Jones, last month will put a damper on his potential draft stock and possibly his future with the Crimson tide. The starting left tackle was charged with a felony illegal possession of stolen firearms, along with illegal carrying of a weapon in the presence of narcotics and possession of a controlled dangerous substance, both misdemeanors.

Alabama head coach Nick Saban told USA Today Sports this week there will no final decision on Robinson future with the team “until the legal system runs its course.” Saban seems to be optimistic about the situation saying “we have never had any issues with Cam before this, so this is kind of an unusual circumstance” and that, “if you ever take a chance at looking at it half-full, there’s a lot more guys that are having success because they got a chance, they got an opportunity, somebody was willing to give them a chance.”

“I think that we all kind of live and learn,” he told USA Today. “There’s one thing giving a guy a second chance. That’s completely different than making somebody be responsible for their own self-determination. In other words, they’ve got to be accountable for their actions. There’s two different things here. And you make decisions and determinations about whether you give a second chance as to whether you can trust and believe in them based on their history.”

Jones was also charged with illegal carrying of a weapon in the presence of narcotics and possession of a controlled dangerous substance, both misdemeanor offenses.

As it has been noted, we will not find out much more until Robinson has his day in court.

 

[Photo: 247Sports
h/t NFL.com]

 

 

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Alabama OL Cam Robinson Arraignment Postponed
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Alabama OL Cam Robinson Arraignment Postponed

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