posted on Jul, 23 2004 @ 01:53 PM
Alameda, CA (Sports Network) - The Oakland Raiders have released Barret Robbins after the center failed a physical.
Robbins made headlines prior to the Raiders' appearance in the Super Bowl in 2003 when he went AWOL the day before the game and was later deactivated.
The nine-year pro started 105 games as the anchor for the offensive line and was named to his first Pro Bowl following the 2002 season.
"Barret has been a valuable member of the Raider organization and has been an integral part of the success of the Silver and Black," said head coach
Norv Turner. "He has kept the Raiders' tradition of great centers alive and we wish him well in his future endeavors."
Robbins was fined three game checks by the league last Wednesday for testing positive for the steroid THG. He was also placed on "reasonable-cause
testing" for the remainder of his career, meaning that if he tests positive for steroid use again, the penalty will be eight games.