Robbins charged with 3 counts of attempted murder

According to an Associated Press report, former Oakland Raiders center Barret Robbins was charged Wednesday with three counts of attempted felony murder, less than a week after being shot during a struggle with a detective investigating a burglary call.

The former Pro Bowl center was wounded Saturday night after Miami Beach police found him inside an administrative office at a building housing a nightclub, gym and jewelry store.

A charge of attempted felony murder can be filed when someone is injured during a felony. It carries a possible 30-year prison sentence. Robbins suffers from bipolar disorder and alcoholism.

The 31-year old Robbins was also charged with two felony counts of attempting to deprive an officer of his weapon, two felony counts of resisting an officer with violence and misdemeanor trespassing, the Miami-Dade County state attorney's office said. The felony counts carry possible five-year sentences. Arraignment was set for Feb. 9.

Police said Robbins was confronted by Detective Mike Muley. Police said they struggled over Muley's gun before the detective shot Robbins, who lives in Oakland. Robbins was critically injured. Muley received hospital treatment for minor head injuries.

Robbins was arrested last month in San Francisco for hitting a security guard at a nightclub. He was cut by the Raiders last July after testing positive for steroids and is mostly widely remembered for going AWOL the night before the Super Bowl in January 2003.


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