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Robbins was shot in struggle with police

2/8/2005

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.