Robbins was shot in struggle with police

Updated: February 8, 2005, 5:34 PM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- Former Oakland Raiders center Barret Robbins had a written innocent plea entered for him on three counts of attempted felony murder, almost four weeks after he was shot in a furious struggle with three police officers investigating a burglary call.

The former Pro Bowl player was set for arraignment Wednesday. Miami-Dade jail spokeswoman Janelle Hall said Tuesday that Robbins was still in the hospital jail ward, but she was not authorized to give his condition.

The 31-year-old Robbins was shot in the chest Jan. 15 after growling, snarling and laughing at three officers as he beat them up, police reported.

Listed by prosecutors at 6-foot-4 and 380 pounds, Robbins beat one officer to the floor, picked another one up and slammed him into a wall and rammed the third officer's head into the wall, police said.

Robbins, who suffers from bipolar disorder and alcoholism, was arrested for hitting a security guard at a San Francisco nightclub on Christmas Eve. The Raiders cut him last July after testing positive for steroids.

Phone messages left for Robbins' attorney, Edward O'Donnell, and his former agent, Drew Pittman, were not immediately returned Tuesday.


Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press

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