Cedric Cobbs, ex-Hog, pleads to drug charge | Arkansas Blog

Cedric Cobbs, ex-Hog, pleads to drug charge


Former Razorback and NFL running back Cedric Cobbs has pleaded guilty to a drug  charge — using a communication device to facilitate a drug offense.

He appeared before federal Judge Price Marshall according to a release from the U.S. attorney.  He was one of 33 people indicted last year in a conspiracy to distribute oxycodone. In a plea bargain that included dropping of another charge, he admitted he sold pills to the head of the conspiracy, Charolda Walton, the news release said. Specifically, on March 16, 2014, he set up a deal in a series of calls and texts. He delivered pills to Walton's house, where she had a customer waiting — under observation by law enforcement officers. He also dealt with Walton on other occasions, the release said.

The charge can carry a sentence up to four years. Sentencing will be July 21.

Cobb played for Arkansas and for the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos. He's had some other brushes with the law, including an arrest in July for promoting prostitution.

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