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Mr. Laz
08-16-2006, 12:24 PM
Vikings' WR jailed for suspected drunk driving
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Associated Press
Posted: 6 hours ago

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota Vikings receiver Koren Robinson was in jail Wednesday on suspicion of drunken driving, a newspaper reported.

Sgt. Loren Jansen of the St. Peter Police Department told the St. Paul Pioneer Press that Robinson was arrested around 10:46 p.m. Tuesday for "driving while impaired."

A dispatcher at the Nicollet County sheriff's department confirmed to The Associated Press that Robinson was still in county jail Wednesday morning but would not provide further information.

Jansen told the newspaper that multiple charges were pending, but a police report had not been filed yet.

"I won't be able to tell you a lot, other than that he was arrested for driving while impaired," Jansen told the Pioneer Press, "and he is incarcerated at this time."

The newspaper said Vikings officials and Robinson's agent, Alvin Keels, could not be reached for comment early Wednesday morning.

Robinson was arrested on his way back to the Vikings' training camp at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Players were expected to report back to their dorm by 11 p.m.

Robinson, 26, is in his second season with the Vikings. He emerged as the team's most dangerous receiver last season and made his first trip to the Pro Bowl, as a kick returner. The Vikings rewarded him with a new three-year contract in March that included $5.5 million in guaranteed money.

He spent 28 days in an alcohol treatment facility last year after being cut by the Seattle Seahawks. He was in treatment during training camp last season and signed with the Vikings shortly after checking out.

In July, Robinson said in an interview with the AP that he knew he'd always be under scrutiny as a recovering alcoholic. He acknowledged that he was taking some relapse prevention classes in preparation for the NFL season, when he said he would have little time to work on maintaining his recovery.

BigChiefFan
08-16-2006, 12:28 PM
Damn. I thought he was on the road to recovery. What a waste.

chagrin
08-16-2006, 12:38 PM
I am sorry to know this, being an addict is tough.

vailpass
08-16-2006, 01:05 PM
I can understand needing a drink or three.

What I will NEVER understand is how someone who is being watched by the public and has lots of $ decides to drive themselves instead of hiring a car.
He could get hammered in private every day of his life and not get caught if he was riding in the back of a town car.
I just don't get it.

jspchief
08-16-2006, 01:14 PM
Damn, there goes my sleeper in the Planet FF league I'm in.

As for his disease, getting drunk is a disease, driving in excess of 100 mph while drunk is criminal. I hope they lock his ass up.