Florida wants Robbins' bail revoked

Updated: August 18, 2005, 6:02 PM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- Florida prosecutors asked a judge Thursday to revoke bail for former NFL player Barret Robbins following his arrest in Texas on a marijuana possession charge.

Barret Robbins
Robbins

Robbins, a former Pro Bowl offensive lineman with the Oakland Raiders, is free on $51,000 bond on attempted murder charges stemming from a fight with Miami Beach police officers in January in which he was shot twice in the chest.

Robbins was arrested Saturday in San Antonio after a police officer smelled marijuana coming from his car and saw a pipe inside the vehicle.

Carlos Solamiany, an assistant state attorney in Miami, asked Circuit Judge Kevin Emas on Thursday to revoke Robbins' bond in the Florida case and have him taken into custody. Emas, however, decided to delay a ruling until Tuesday to allow Robbins time for a mental evaluation in Texas.

Robbins, who suffers from bipolar disorder, fought with Miami Beach police who were answering a burglary call in a building that housed a pub, gym and jewelry store. He has pleaded innocent to the charges.

Robbins' troubles began when he disappeared before the Super Bowl in San Diego in early 2003, then showed up the night before the game in an incoherent state and was deactivated for the game.

After spending a month in an alcohol rehabilitation center, Robbins lost weight and regained his spot in the Raiders' starting lineup the following year.

But the Raiders released him last summer after he tested positive for steroids. Before the Miami Beach fight, he was arrested for allegedly hitting a security guard in San Francisco.


Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press

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