Rashard Robinson officially has made more of a negative impression with the New York Jets than a positive one.
The 22-year-old cornerback was arrested last month in New Jersey when he was caught with some peanut candy laced with THC, the chemical found in marijuana, according to reports by the AP’s Dennis Waszak Jr. and others.
“This is a pending legal matter and we will not have any comment,” a Jets spokesman said.
Robinson is still under contract on his rookie deal, worth a $630,000 cap hit in 2018, according to Spotrac.
General manager Mike Maccagnan’s trade-deadline move to acquire Robinson was not one of them. Shortly after Todd Bowles told reporters he did not expect the team to be active on the day of the deadline in October, it was learned that Maccagnan sent the Jets’ fifth-rounder to San Francisco in exchange for Robinson, a second-year cornerback and a fourth-round pick by the Niners in 2016. But Robinson only appeared in six games for the Jets the rest of the year, with just two tackles. Now, with this arrest, it may be that Robinson’s days in New York are prematurely numbered.
Maccagnan made a couple of shrewd trades in 2017. He brought back Demario Davis from Cleveland, straight up for Calvin Pryor, and he got a second-round pick and Jermaine Kearse from Seattle for Sheldon Richardson — two trades New York clearly won. This move, though, appears to have cost the Jets a pick. (They’ll still make a selection in the fifth round, because they own Dallas’ fifth-rounder thanks to one of their trades backward they made last April. Compensatory selections are yet to be determined.)