01-20-2005, 01:55 PM #1
Ex-Raider Barrett Robbins charged with attempted murder
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 furious struggle with three police officers investigating a burglary call.
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 was wounded Saturday night after Miami Beach police found him inside a women's restroom in a building housing a pub, a gym and a jewelry store. The pub owner called police after Robbins forced his way inside the building and refused to leave, a police report said.
Robbins, 31, of Englewood, Colo., growled, snarled and "was heard laughing throughout the attack," the report said.
According to the report, Robbins 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 he faces cover the three officers involved in his arrest, said Ed Griffith, spokesman for the Miami-Dade County state attorney's office.
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 felony counts carry possible five-year sentences.
Arraignment was set for Feb. 9.
Robbins was critically injured and remains in a Miami hospital jail unit, Griffith said. Muley received hospital treatment for a concussion.
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.
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I wander what else he was on he tested positive THG once and if they would not have shot him he probably would have killed those 3 guys
01-20-2005, 02:11 PM #2
01-20-2005, 02:23 PM #3Originally Posted by DADDYDBOL
01-20-2005, 02:36 PM #4
on sportscenter they said he tried taking their guns and beating them up
01-20-2005, 04:32 PM #5Originally Posted by Jantzen4k
01-20-2005, 04:48 PM #6Associate Member
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let me get this straight. The guy was surrounded by 3-4 cops with guns, the guy then gets blasted in the heart, yet he's being charged with attempted murder??? hmmmm.....
Something's rotten in Denmark
01-21-2005, 07:18 AM #7
did you read the article he was throwing them around like they were rag dolls. That is why the shot him.
02-16-2005, 08:07 PM #8Banned
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This is a political move. No different then Romanowski 'failing' a physical. Dana Stubblfield also 'failed' a physical.
They probably told Romanowski to just go along with that whole thing. Robbins probably has people with the NFL that are trying to kill him. I know it sounds paranoid, but much crazier things go on in big business.
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