Baylor wide receiver Robbie Rhodes arrested on drug charge

Robbie Rhodes

Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Baylor Bears receiver Robbie Rhodes (3) prior to the game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on November 16, 2013. (Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports)

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Associated Press

Posted on May 3, 2014 at 5:42 PM

Updated Saturday, May 3 at 5:45 PM

WACO (AP) — Baylor University sophomore wide receiver Robbie Rhodes reportedly is free on bond after his arrest on marijuana possession and evidence tampering charges.

Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton told the Waco Tribune-Herald that an officer stopped the Fort Worth Southwest High School graduate about 4 a.m. Friday for changing lanes without a signal on Spur 2 on the edge of downtown. Swanton said the officer smelled marijuana when he approached the driver's side window and found almost 6 grams of marijuana in a plastic bag under the front seat.

Swanton said the tampering charge arose from Rhodes trying to hide the drugs.

Coach Art Briles told the newspaper he would address the situation but had no other comment.

Rhodes made 10 catches for 157 yards as a freshman. According to his official biography, Rhodes was rated the nation's 18th best recruit by Scout.com and made eight touchdown receptions in a 2011 high school game, tying a national record.

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