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Newz Forum: FOOTBALL: Robbins critical after struggle with police

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posted on Jan, 16 2005 @ 12:26 PM
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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. --- Former Pro Bowl center Barret Robbins was shot several times when he struggled with a police officer investigating a burglary at a South Beach office.
 

Robbins was taken to a hospital Saturday night in critical condition. An update on the condition of the former Oakland Raiders offensive lineman, who went AWOL during the 2003 Super Bowl, was not immediately available Sunday morning.

Miami Beach police said Robbins was confronted by a detective investigating a burglary report in a building that houses a nightclub, gym and jewelry store. Robbins and the detective had a "violent struggle" before Robbins was shot, police spokesman Bobby Hernandez said.

"The officer was literally fighting for his life, trying to get Mr. Robbins from getting his gun. That's when the shots rang out," Hernandez said.

Robbins, 31, was shot several times in the torso, Hernandez said. Detective Mike Muley, who fired the shots, had minor head injuries from the scuffle and was treated and released from a hospital.

Robbins was taken to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Hernandez did not immediately have Robbins' condition Sunday, and a hospital official did not immediately return a page.

Hernandez said Robbins had not yet been charged in the case because authorities had not been able to interview him.

Robbins was last in trouble as recently as Christmas Eve, when he was arrested on battery and drunk and disorderly conduct charges in San Francisco after allegedly hitting a nightclub security guard.

He allegedly struck the guard after he was told the bar he was trying to enter was closed, according to the San Francisco Sheriff's Department.

The often-troubled player is best remembered for disappearing the night before the 2003 Super Bowl in San Diego. Bill Callahan, then Oakland's coach, said Robbins was incoherent and didn't know where he was when he showed up Saturday night before the game.

Robbins spent Super Bowl Sunday in a hospital and later acknowledged that he had stopped taking his medicine for depression and bipolar disorder. The Raiders lost 48-21 to Tampa Bay.

Robbins was released by Oakland in July, a week after he and two other players were fined three game checks for testing positive for the steroid THG.

He also had failed an Oakland-administered physical exam due to injury before asking for his release.

Robbins showed a renewed dedication to the Raiders and his teammates following several months of difficulty following that Super Bowl. He is a recovering alcoholic and was subsequently diagnosed with bipolar disorder. He spent 31 days at the Betty Ford Center and was determined to repair his image -- and to return to the Raiders alongside a few teammates who initially didn't want him back.

Robbins played all nine of his pro seasons with Oakland and made the Pro Bowl after the 2002 season, but did not play in the game. A year after missing the final 14 games of 2001 with an injured right knee, he was a pivotal part of an offensive line that helped the Raiders produce the league's top offense.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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posted on Jan, 16 2005 @ 01:43 PM
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This guy seems like a magnet to trouble. Hopefully he survives but he's going to get some serious time for assaulting a police officer and trying to take his gun. He was just arrested Christmas Eve for punching a security guard and how can we forget his Whodini impersonation at the 2003 Super Bowl.



posted on Jan, 16 2005 @ 04:21 PM
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if robbins survives the shooting you have to believe that he needs some serious therapy, sounds like he has a multitude of problems in his life



posted on Jan, 16 2005 @ 04:53 PM
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I think he already has recieved soem counseling and whatnot, he's got some mahor problems...



posted on Jan, 19 2005 @ 02:33 PM
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Shot by police, Robbins charged with attempted murder

By CATHERINE WILSON, Associated Press Writer
January 19, 2005
MIAMI (AP) -- Former Oakland Raiders center Barret Robbins was charged Wednesday with three counts of attempted felony murder, less than a week after being shot during a struggle with a detective investigating a burglary call.

Robbins, a former Pro Bowler, was wounded Saturday night after Miami Beach police found him inside an administrative office at a building housing a nightclub, gym and jewelry store.

A charge of attempted felony murder can be filed when someone is injured during a felony. It carries a possible 30-year prison sentence.


Robbins, who suffers from bipolar disorder and alcoholism, also was charged with two felony counts of attempting to deprive an officer of his weapon, two felony counts of resisting an officer with violence and misdemeanor trespassing, the Miami-Dade County state attorney's office said. The felony counts carry possible five-year sentences.

Arraignment was set for Feb. 9.

Police said the 31-year-old Robbins was confronted by Detective Mike Muley. Police said they struggled over Muley's gun before the detective shot Robbins, who lives in Oakland. Robbins was critically injured. Muley received hospital treatment for minor head injuries.

Prosecutors listed Robbins at 6-foot-4 and 380 pounds. The Raiders listed him at 6-3, 315 pounds before his release from the team.

Robbins was arrested last month in San Francisco for hitting a security guard at a nightclub. He was cut by the Raiders last July after testing positive for steroids.

There was no immediate response to calls for comment to Robbins' agent.



posted on Jan, 19 2005 @ 10:16 PM
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The mystery continues.



posted on Jan, 26 2005 @ 09:17 PM
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Wife: Robbins 'lost' during struggle with police

Former Oakland Raider center Barret Robbins "was just lost" earlier this month when he was shot during a struggle with police in Florida, his estranged wife Marisa told ESPN's Andrea Kremer.

Barret Robbins, who suffers from bipolar disorder and has battled alcoholism, was critically injured during a struggle with a detective investigating a burglary call in Miami Beach.

"In Miami … I don't even think he knew where he was. I don't think he even knew he was in Miami," Marisa Robbins told Kremer. "And he probably believed that someone was even intruding on him.

"From what I was told it was in-plain-clothes policemen, so he probably thought someone was encroaching on his home."

The former Pro Bowl player has been charged with three counts of attempted felony murder stemming from the altercation with police. The 31-year-old Robbins is scheduled to be arraigned on Feb. 9.

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Robbins was shot several times during a violent struggle with police and remains in a Miami hospital jail unit where he is "strapped down to the bed," according to Marisa Robbins.

"[He has a] strap across his chest. Both of his legs are in runners to keep him immobile, so he doesn't do any more damage to his spine," Marisa Robbins, fighting back tears, told Kremer "Tubes, ventilator … Standing there looking at him, it doesn't look like he's gonna live."

The day after Barret Robbins' altercation with police, Marisa Robbins told ESPN: "Barret was shot in the chest. There was a hole in his heart that was surgically repaired. A bullet ripped through and punctured his lung."

According to the incident report, Robbins growled, snarled and "was heard laughing throughout the attack." He beat Officer Colin Pfrogner to the floor, picked up Detective Mark Schoenfeld and slammed him into one wall and then another, then grabbed Detective Mike Muley by the face and rammed his head into a corner.

Robbins then grabbed Muley's forearms, and Muley shot Robbins twice in the torso, the report said. The former player dropped to his knees, grabbed his chest, snarled and growled again, swore at the officers and slapped Muley's gun out of his hand.

A charge of attempted felony murder can be filed when someone is injured during a felony. It carries a possible 30-year prison sentence. The three counts Robbins faces cover three officers involved in his arrest, said Ed Griffith, spokesman for the Miami-Dade County state attorney's office.

In her comments to ESPN, Marisa Robbins said she was not surprised by her estranged husband's actions in Miami "based on experiencing manic episodes with him" in the past.

"Just with the pattern I've seen with him and the behavior that I've seen him display in the past maybe 6 months … I've been dreading getting a phone call where something drastic like that's happened," Marisa Robbins told Kremer.

Robbins is best remembered for missing team meetings the night before the 2003 Super Bowl in San Diego. He spent Super Bowl Sunday in a hospital and later acknowledged that he had stopped taking his medicine for depression and bipolar disorder.

He also was arrested last month in San Francisco for hitting a security guard at a nightclub. He was cut by the Raiders last July, at his request, after he failed a physical exam and two weeks after he and two others tested positive for steroids.

Information from The Associated Press was included in this report.

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posted on Mar, 10 2005 @ 08:23 PM
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Former Oakland Raiders center Barret Robbins was weaned off his respirator Tuesday and is able to breathe on his own.

Robbins had good muscular tone, was not paralyzed, and was not undergoing physical therapy yet.


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posted on Apr, 6 2005 @ 05:33 PM
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Good news?



Robbins, who has been charged with three counts of attempted felony murder, will enter an alcohol and drug rehab facility in Texas that specializes in patients with bipolar disorder, a condition from which Robbins suffers. He has been granted bond, which is contingent upon entering the treatment facility and successfully completing the program. Failing that, he would be returned to police custody.


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