As first reported by KIRO-TV, and then by Mike Sando of the Tacoma News Tribune, Robinson arrived at Kirkland Municipal Court on Wednesday to serve a one-day sentence for his May 6th DUI stop. Robinson pled guilty to a DUI charge on July 18th. In exchange for that plea, Robinson’s blood-alcohol levels (two .191 tests, over three times the legal limit) were stricken from the record, and a reckless driving charge was dropped.
When Robinson arrived to serve his one-day sentence (one year with 364 days suspended), two police officers said that they smelled alcohol on Robinson’s breath. Robinson is currently being held on a $25,000 cash bond, and he now faces an August 4 hearing to determine if there is sufficient evidence that he did indeed violate the court order disallowing any alcohol intake.
The Seahawks’ first-round draft pick in 2001, Robinson was released by the team in early June after several run-ins with the law, his team and the NFL. He had served a four-game league-mandated substance abuse suspension during the 2004 season, and he was suspended by the Seahawks twice last season for one game each for missing meetings and practices.
It is unknown at this time what manner of punishment Robinson would face is he is found guilty of this new violation. Nor has there been any word from the NFL as to what sort of league suspension he might have to serve before he could play in the NFL again.
At this point, playing in the NFL should be the least of Koren Robinson’s concerns.
Seahawks.NET will update this story as more news becomes available.