Baylor Wide Receiver Charged With Marijuana Possession

By: Paul J. Gately Email
By: Paul J. Gately Email

A Baylor wide receiver, who was a blue chip recruit in 2013 and earned playing time as a true freshman, was free on bond Friday evening after he was charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession and tampering with evidence.

Robbie Rhodes (Baylor photo)

WACO (May 2, 2014) Baylor wide receiver Robbie Rhodes, 20, was free on bonds totaling $4,000 Friday evening after he was arrested and charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession and tampering with evidence.

Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton confirmed that officers arrested Rhodes just after 10:00 p.m. Friday for failure to signal a lane change near 18th St. and Clay Ave. in Waco.

According to Sgt. Swanton, as officers approached the vehicle, they smelled a heavy odor of marijuana and searched the vehicle.

Inside the vehicle, officers found 5 grams of marijuana under the front seat.

"We are aware of the situation, but have no additional comment at this time," said Nick Joos, Baylor executive associate athletic director for external affairs.

The 6-foot 190-pound sophomore was a blue chip recruit out of Southwest High School in Fort Worth who saw some playing time as a true freshman in 2013, making 10 receptions for 157 yards.

In high school, he was an All-American wide receiver who played in the 2013 prep all-star game in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Rhodes is a physical education major.


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