Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Judge to Robinson: It's Slammer Time!

The Packers newest addition to the receiving corps, Koren Robinson, got some not-so-good news today: hi ho, hi ho, it's off to jail you go.

That was the decision of a judge in Kirkland, WA, today who sentenced Robinson to 90 days in jail for violating the terms of his probation. Last year, Robinson was given a five-year sentence for drunk driving, although it was suspended as long as he stayed dry and didn't have any other legal problems.

Of course that changed not long ago in Minnesota, where Robinson was arrested yet again for drunk driving. That triggered this probation hearing back in Washington. Which then triggered the 90 day jail sentence. The consolation for the Packers is that Robinson has until March 1 to comply. So no playing time will be lost due to this violation. (OK, OK, I know that whole "justice must be served" bit...but hey...this is football season, dadgummit!) Of course, there still is the matter of the Minnesota violation itself...and the NFL's own substance abuse policy which Robinson also is in apparent violation of...and which may kick in somewhere along the way.

Ohhhhh mannnnnn...I think I'm having a flashback to the Forrest Gregg coaching era! Somebody talk me down...quick!!!

You can read the full story here.