K-Rob's Problems Deepen

The troubles for Koren Robinson seem to be worsening as more reports from coast to coast become available.

The week that was for Koren Robinson seems to keep getting worse as news continues to unfold in his latest brush with drinking and driving.

Robinson was charged Wednesday with six counts -- one felony and five misdemeanor charges -- and almost immediately more information began to come in.

In North Carolina, it was learned that he was charged with DWI and driving with an expired license. He lost his privileges to drive in North Carolina and there was likely a condition on his plea stating that similar charges would result in jail time or fine money that was stayed to be imposed.

While there remains speculation about the North Carolina charges, what was confirmed is that Robinson is on probation in Washington for a drunk driving incident that took place in 2004. This would appear to be a violation of his probation and, while it is not certain if Washington officials will get involved, his probation officer is required to report the matter to the court. But, considering the attention this story has received in Washington because of Robinson's Seahawks ties, it's likely the judge is already aware.

On Thursday, a new report surfaced that Robinson was ticketed for not having a valid Minnesota driver's license while at Mankato for training camp on Aug. 10. The ticket was given at about midnight after Mankato police received a call from another driver complaining about Robinson's driving and called in a license number that subsequently led to Robinson being pulled over.

As the Vikings break camp and take off for the second preseason game of the year against the Steelers, Robinson isn't with them and there's growing speculation that the team might sever ties with him completely before too long.

* Tarvaris Jackson have moved up to the second quarterback for Saturday's game, but coach Brad Childress said Thursday not to read too much into the decision, saying that he wants his quarterbacks to play with different players and face different defenses, but after his performance Monday against the Raiders, Jackson has earned a longer look against better competition.
* The first cuts will be Aug 29, when rosters are pared down from 84 to 79. On Sept. 2, rosters will be cut to 53.
* The Vikings waived punter John Torp Thursday, meaning Chris Kluwe has won the punting job.
* The team put Chad Greenway on injured reserve Thursday and signed former Dolphins linebacker Jason Glenn.
* The man-love for Daunte Culpepper in Miami continues. When asked about Culpepper's presence on the team, running back Ronnie Brown said, "Daunte's a leader and you can tell by the way he carries himself. He raised everybody's level of play because he expects more out of everyone."
* Former Vikings RB Butchie Wallace was trying to catch on with the Falcons, but suffered what is believed to be a ruptured Achilles in practice and is gone for the season.

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