Baylor WR Rhodes Will Not Face Drug Charges


Baylor sophomore wide receiver Robbie Rhodes is off the hook after marijuana was found in his car following a traffic stop.

Robbie Rhodes (Baylor photo)

(June 3, 2014) Baylor wide receiver Robbie Rhodes will not face charges after being arrested last month for possession of marijuana and tampering with evidence.

The McLennan Country District Attorney's office decided not to pursue charges after evidence showed the marijuana found in Rhode's car didn't belong to the sophomore.

Rhodes' attorney, Jonathan Sibley confirmed the report with KWTX Tuesday evening.

When contacted by News 10, District Attorney Abel Reyna released the following statement:

"After receiving the initial investigative report from Waco PD regarding these charges, we received additional uncontroverted evidence that supported Mr. Rhodes's claim that he had no knowledge of the drugs located in the vehicle he was operating."

Rhodes was pulled over on May 2 after failing to signal a lane change.

When the officer approached the car he smelled marijuana and then found a small bag of marijuana under the front seat.

The officer claimed Rhodes attempted to hide the marijuana, resulting in the tampering charge.

But Sibley presented the District Attorney with information showing that Rhodes had passed multiple drug tests, administered by Baylor, during the past six months. That included a negative test just days before the arrest.

Rhodes also tested negative for drug usage after his arrest.

Rhodes, a sophomore, is expected to be one of Baylor's top wide receivers this season.


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