Robbins shot by police officer

According to an Associated Press report, former Oakland Raiders center Barret Robbins is in critical condition after being shot and wounded during a struggle with a police officer investigating a burglary at a South Beach office building.

The former All-Pro drew national headlines after going AWOL during the 2003 Super Bowl and other erratic behavior.

AP also reported that Robbins was shot several times in the torso during a "violent struggle" with a Miami Beach detective Saturday night, police spokesman Bobby Hernandez said.

The AP added that the 31-year old Robbins was confronted in a second-floor office in a building that also houses a nightclub, gym and jewelry store. He was considered a burglary suspect, though no charges had been filed, Hernandez said.

Hernandez said authorities had not been able to interview Robbins, but that the former offensive lineman was expected to face a charge of battery on a police officer. Hernandez also said police were trying to determine whether he would face trespassing or burglary charges.

The AP also added Detective Mike Muley, who fired the shots, had minor head injuries from the scuffle and was treated at a hospital and released. Robbins was taken to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

This marks the second time in about a month that Robbins has been involved in an incident. Robbins was arrested last month in San Francisco for hitting a security guard at a night club.

Robbins went AWOL the night before the 2003 Super Bowl in San Diego. He spent Super Bowl Sunday in a hospital and later acknowledged that he had stopped taking his medicine for depression and bipolar disorder. The Raiders lost 48-21 to Tampa Bay.

The Raiders released Robbins in July just prior to the start of training camp after nine seasons.

The Associated Press contributed to this report


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