Koren Robinson pleads not guilty to DUI charges

Updated: October 17, 2006, 9:41 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. PETER, Minn. -- Green Bay Packers receiver Koren Robinson pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of drunken driving and fleeing police stemming from a high-speed chase in August.

Robinson was then taken into custody because of a warrant in Blue Earth County for a previous traffic violation. He was released a short time later, after his attorney went to a bank to withdraw $1,000 to post bond.

The more serious charges came when Robinson was with the Minnesota Vikings. His car topped 100 mph as police chased him from St. Peter to the Vikings' training camp headquarters in Mankato on Aug. 15. Police say Robinson's blood-alcohol content was 0.11 percent, well above the legal limit of 0.08.

The Vikings cut Robinson, and he signed with the Packers in September. He said Monday he planned to play Sunday against Miami.

This month, Robinson was sentenced to three months in jail for violating probation on a separate drunken-driving case in Kirkland, Wash., last year. He plans to serve the sentence after the season.

He could face a one-year suspension by the NFL because he already has been suspended for four games for violating the league's substance abuse policy in 2004.

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