Robinson's Status Uncertain After Arrest

FAYETTEVILLE -- Arkansas starting defensive end Antwain Robinson will have to wait to see what the fallout from his arrest Sunday on shoplifting charges will be.

Fayetteville Prosecutor Casey Jones said Monday that Robinson was arrested after he allegedly tried to steal shirts from the Dillard's department store in the Northwest Arkansas Mall. The cost of the items allegedly taken by Robinson aren't enough to warrant a felony charge, Jones said. In Arkansas, an individual must take more than $500 worth of items to be charged with a felony. The Fayetteville Prosecutor's Office could not release Robinson's arrest report on Monday because of an undisclosed issue. A manager at Dillard's declined to discuss the situation Monday afternoon, and an official at the store's legal department in Little Rock couldn't comment about the incident. "We never comment publicly on the matters that are involved in our stores," said Paul Schroeder, general counsel for Dillard's. Robinson is scheduled to appear in Fayetteville District Court on April 20. Meanwhile, his status on the Arkansas football team remains uncertain. A message left Monday on Arkansas coach Houston Nutt's cell phone was not returned. Arkansas defensive coordinator Reggie Herring also didn't return a message. Robinson was arrested Sunday afternoon after Dillard's security officers accused him of trying to take clothes from the store. He was taken into custody by Fayetteville police officers, and he was released after posting a $550 bond. Robinson started 13 games last season, finishing second on the Razorbacks with 8.5 sacks and 14.5 tackles for loss. He ranked fifth on the team with 68 tackles last season.

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