K-Rob Gets 90 Days

Former Viking Koren Robinson has been sentenced to 90 days for a parole violation in Washington state as a result of the Mankato training camp high-speed police chase -- which some believe may be enough for the league to take action on his latest brush with the law.

Justice isn't always swift -- in the NFL or in real life. While it was believed in the days following Koren Robinson's arrest for DWI and felony charges for leading police on a high speed chase that he would immediately be suspended for one year, it didn't happen. The rationale when the Packers signed him was that, for K-Rob to get the next strike, the legal process had to run its course.

That may have happened Wednesday. Robinson was in court in Kirkland, Wash. appearing before Judge Robert McSeveney for a violation of his parole on another drunk driving charge. McSeveney gave Robinson 90 days in jail, half of which he said could be served on work release and must be completed by March 1.

McSeveney said of the parole violation, "The real question is whether this case should be continued. Certainly you have other issues going on in other states."

John Fox, an attorney for Robinson, said, "I know Mr. Robinson intends to comply." McSeveney responded directly to K-Rob, "You are not in a position not to comply."

Robinson likely won't start serving the sentence until after the 2006 season unless he is suspended before then.

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* The Vikings are 16th in total offense -- 11th passing and 22nd rushing -- and 10th in total defense -- 14th passing and 11th rushing.
* The Lions are 16th in total offense -- seventh passing, 29th rushing -- and 26th in total defense -- 30th passing, 10th rushing.
* Through four games, the Vikings and Lions have gained an identical 1,290 yards.
* The Vikings have just six sacks -- 26th in the league.
* The Vikings have just one rushing touchdown. Only Green Bay has failed to score a TD on the ground this year.
* The Vikings have just three takewaways through four games.
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