Training camp status still in doubt
Robinson still in limbo
Robinson still in limbo

Posted Jul 1, 2003


Bryan Robinson was to know his legal fate on Friday, but the judge in his DUI case requested more information on a motion to have a 30-day jail sentence reduced. Another court date has been set for July 22, which is just two days before the team is to report to Bourbonnais for training camp.

Robinson has missed just one game in the past four years, last season, the week after his Oct. 19 arrest he was declared inactive by the team. Robinson was driving on a suspended license, the result of a DUI arrest June 23, 2002. His license has been revoked. He takes part in counseling sessions and submits to drug and alcohol testing as a participant in the NFL program.

Robinson was sentenced to 30-days in jail received for his second drunken-driving conviction in a year. The defensive lineman, who recently turned 29, was also sentenced to 360 hours of community service and 18 months probation. He has already completed a 17-day stay at an alcohol treatment center

A motion filed on Robinson’s behalf requests that the judge consider his voluntary admission into the alcohol treatment center. Sentences are usually halved for good-time credit, meaning which he might not serve any time in jail if the judge applies his in-patient treatment to his sentence.

"I believe in Bryan Robinson," said head coach Dick Jauron. "I think that obviously he made some poor decisions, and now he's paying the price for it. We all paid the price for it, and I think he's aware of that, so he knows that his decisions don't just affect himself, they affect all those people around him.

"He's still a relatively young man, and I have confidence that he's learned his lesson. He'll deal with the consequences, and he'll move forward. He's got to if he's going to be a success, and he has been a success in the past, and we're counting on him."


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