Reckless driving charge dismissed

Updated: July 18, 2005, 9:39 PM ET
Associated Press

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- Former Seattle Seahawks receiver Koren Robinson pleaded guilty Monday to one count of driving under the influence and was ordered to spend one day in jail.

Koren Robinson
Robinson

Kirkland Municipal Court Judge Albert Raines sentenced Robinson to one year in jail with 364 days suspended. He must serve 24 months of supervised probation and use an ignition interlock device for one year. He was also fined $2,137 and had his license suspended for 90 days.

A second charge of reckless driving was dismissed.

"I hope you spend the day reflecting on what is ahead of you rather than what is behind you," Raines told Robinson.

Robinson, 25, was arrested on May 6 in the Seattle suburb of Medina following a traffic stop. Court papers said Robinson had a blood-alcohol level of .191, according to Washington State Patrol reports reviewed by The News Tribune of Tacoma. He originally pleaded innocent to charges of reckless and drunken driving.

Robinson was the ninth overall pick of the Seahawks in the 2001 draft. His best season was 2002, when he had 78 receptions for 1,240 yards, the only Seattle receiver other than Hall of Famer Steve Largent to record a 1,200-yard season.

His production subsequently declined, with 39 receptions for 536 yards in 2003 and 31 receptions for 495 yards last season.

He was released by the team on June 2 after playing in 57 games with Seattle, with 213 receptions for 3,167 yards and 12 touchdowns. He has yet to sign with another team.

Last season, Robinson was suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse rules, and he agreed to enter alcohol abuse treatment earlier this year.


Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press

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