Door remains open for Cam Robinson to play for Alabama this season
Alabama OL Cam Robinson, considered to be one of the best linemen available in next year’s NFL Draft, and teammate Hootie Jones were arrested last month in Louisiana.
The most serious of the charges were possessing a handgun in the presence of drugs and possessing a stolen firearm.
Despite the charges, there’s still a possibility Robinson could play for the Crimson Tide this year. According to an ESPN.com report, Alabama coach Nick Saban has yet to make a decision on Robinson’s status for the 2016 season:
“It’s the first time Cam has ever had an issue or a problem,” Saban said. “We’re handling it and managing it internally and making him do things to hopefully change his behavior. I’m waiting to see how this whole legal thing plays out because it’s not really what it seems to be.”
Saban sounds willing to give Robinson the benefit of the doubt in this scenario based on his track record, but that doesn’t mean difficult decision won’t have to be made down the road:
“We’ll see what the due process does relative to what the circumstance is and make the best decision for everybody from there.”
Alabama’s season begins on Sept. 3 against USC at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. It remains to be seen how far along the legal process will be by then.