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    Ex-Raider Robbins arrested on marijuana charge
    Associated Press

    SAN ANTONIO -- Former NFL offensive lineman Barret Robbins, awaiting trial on attempted murder, was arrested on a marijuana possession charge, police said Sunday.

    Robbins, a former Pro Bowler with the Oakland Raiders, was detained Saturday night after a bike patrol officer noticed the smell of marijuana coming from his car, Officer Joe Rios said.

    "We had probable cause and the officer saw a marijuana pipe in plain view on the center console," Rios said. "He gave no resistance and was very passive, but officers were aware of his violent past."

    In January, Robbins was shot twice in the chest after allegedly fighting with Miami police who were making a burglary call. Robbins, found hiding in a women's restroom, was accused of beating one police officer to the floor, slamming another into a wall and ramming a third officer's head into a wall.

    He has pleaded innocent to three counts of attempted felony murder and other charges. No trial date has been set.

    Robbins, who has bipolar disorder, was released from a Florida hospital in April after posting a $51,000 bond. The arrangement sending him to a Houston hospital near his father's house for physical rehabilitation and bipolar treatment was approved by the judge handling the case.

    "We don't know why he was in San Antonio," Rios said.

    Robbins was placed in the Bexar County Jail on an $800 bond Sunday.

    Ed Griffith, spokesman for the Miami-Dade County state attorney's office, said Sunday that it was too soon to say how an arrest would affect Robbins' case in Florida.

    "This may have negative ramifications on his pending criminal case in Miami," Griffith told The Associated Press.

    Robbins' well-chronicled troubles began when he disappeared before the Oakland-Tampa Bay Super Bowl in San Diego in early 2003, then showed up the night before the game in an incoherent state and was deactivated for the game.

    After spending a month in an alcohol rehabilitation center, Robbins lost weight and regained his spot in the Raiders' starting lineup the following year.

    But the Raiders released him last summer after he tested positive for steroids. Before the Miami Beach fight, he was arrested for allegedly hitting a security guard in San Francisco.


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  • #2
    I'm just impressed he is alive.

    I guess kicking a 3 cops asses gets you "attempted felony murder"?
    Be passionate about what you believe in, or why bother.

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    • #3
      Dude went from being the starting C in a Super Bowl to awaiting trial on a murder charge in what, 2 years?

      Unreal.
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      • #4
        a bike patrol officer noticed the smell of marijuana coming from his car, Officer Joe Rios said.

        "We had probable cause and the officer saw a marijuana pipe in plain view on the center console," Rios said. "He gave no resistance and was very passive, but officers were aware of his violent past."
        More evidence in favor of cannabis.
        But wait. There is something that can be done afterall. My good friend Angelo is a cop in the Tampa/Clearwater area. Since I kept all of the files from the access logs when I had the power to see them, guess what, I have everyone's IP addresses. Hmm..what can I do w/ those??
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        • #5
          glad they cleared him off my streets.


          truthfully, i wish he got the help he needed

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ElviswasaBluesFan@Aug 14 2005, 07:58 PM
            Dude went from being the starting C in a Super Bowl to awaiting trial on a murder charge in what, 2 years?

            Unreal.
            He was also a Pro Bowler...what a shame...
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            • #7
              I don't know much about bipolar disorder, could this have something to do with everything he has done? And is it any kind of a defense in court?
              Be passionate about what you believe in, or why bother.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by madyaks@Aug 14 2005, 09:04 PM
                I don't know much about bipolar disorder, could this have something to do with everything he has done? And is it any kind of a defense in court?

                It may explain his actions but it doesn't excuse his actions.
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                • #9
                  I don't remember all the details of the case, but attempted felony murder seems a bit stiff. I would think that might be a tough sell for the prosecutor, and possibly a big gamble. Correct me if I'm wrong resident lawyers.
                  Asked what he would do differently in Iraq, Kerry said, "Right now, what I would do differently is, I mean, look, I'm not the president, and I didn't create this mess so I don't want to acknowledge a mistake that I haven't made."

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                  • #10
                    He was one of my favorite Raiders, that is the sadest part.
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                    • #11
                      Wait a minute... an ex-Raider, in trouble? Drugs involved?


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