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Ex-Raider Robbins Shot by Police in Fla.
AP Via Yahoo ^ | 01/16/05

Posted on 01/16/2005 12:13:44 PM PST by Drew68

Ex-Raider Robbins Shot by Police in Fla.

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - Former pro football player Barret Robbins was hospitalized Sunday after he was shot by a police officer investigating a burglary at a South Beach office, authorities said.

The one-time Pro Bowl center sustained "multiple gunshot wounds" in the torso Saturday night from Miami Beach police investigating a report of a robbery in the administrative office of a building that houses a nightclub, a gym and a jewelry store, police spokesman Bobby Hernandez said.

Robbins was inside the office and had a "violent struggle" with detectives before Detective Mike Muley shot the former Oakland Raiders lineman, Hernandez said.

"The officer was literally fighting for his life, trying to get Mr. Robbins from getting his gun. That's when the shots rang out," Hernandez said.

Robbins, 31, was rushed to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital in critical condition. Muley suffered minor head injuries in the scuffle and was treated at a hospital and released.

Hernandez said Robbins was considered a burglary suspect and was expected to face a charge of battery on a police officer. He said police were trying to determine whether Robbins would also face trespassing or burglary charges.

Robbins had not yet been charged in the case because authorities had not been able to interview him. "We just have to figure out what he was doing there," Hernandez said.

Robbins was arrested last month in San Francisco for hitting a security guard at a night club.

The often-troubled player is best remembered for disappearing the night before the 2003 Super Bowl in San Diego. He spent Super Bowl Sunday in a hospital and later acknowledged that he had stopped taking his medicine for depression and bipolar disorder. The Raiders lost 48-21 to Tampa Bay.

Robbins was released by Oakland in July, a week after he and two other players were fined three game checks for testing positive for the steroid THG.


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KEYWORDS: barretrobbins; football; nfl; oaklandraiders; raiders; robbins; savage; sports
Searched on "Robbins" and didn't see this posted.
1 posted on 01/16/2005 12:13:45 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Drew68

This guy has multiple screws loose.


2 posted on 01/16/2005 12:15:50 PM PST by andrew2527
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To: Drew68

3 posted on 01/16/2005 12:17:46 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Drew68
Re his prior arrest

Former Raiders center arrested for battery

4 posted on 01/16/2005 12:20:00 PM PST by csvset
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To: andrew2527
This guy has multiple screws loose.

Steriods + alcoholism = bad juju.

Looks like he's also somewhat bullet-resistant.

5 posted on 01/16/2005 12:23:11 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Drew68
"multiple gunshot wounds" in the torso

He's very lucky if he survives.

6 posted on 01/16/2005 12:24:18 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: Drew68
Let's hope that "multiple gunshot wounds" in the torso do for him what stopped taking his medicine for depression and bipolar disorder and testing positive for the steroid THG didn't do.
7 posted on 01/16/2005 12:26:44 PM PST by solitas
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To: Drew68

Let's hope he can pck up the pieces of his shattered life, and find true guidance in the Lord.


8 posted on 01/16/2005 12:33:32 PM PST by montag813
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To: Drew68
Robbins had not yet been charged in the case because authorities had not been able to interview him. "We just have to figure out what he was doing there," Hernandez said.

And they think he will be able to tell them?

So9

9 posted on 01/16/2005 12:34:23 PM PST by Servant of the 9 (Trust Me)
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To: Drew68

A Raider acting badly? I don't believe it!


10 posted on 01/16/2005 12:34:45 PM PST by bikepacker67 ("This is the best election night in history." -- DNC chairman Terry McAuliffe 11/2/04 8pm)
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To: Drew68

I imagine Robbins ran out of NFL money.....


11 posted on 01/16/2005 12:37:54 PM PST by b4its2late (You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say will be misquoted, then used against you.)
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To: montag813
Let's hope he can pck up the pieces of his shattered life, and find true guidance in the Lord.

One would think that this would be a wake-up call of sorts --should he survive.

12 posted on 01/16/2005 12:38:19 PM PST by Drew68
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To: bikepacker67
A Raider acting badly? I don't believe it!

I posted this because it was an interesting story and hadn't been posted yet. I figured that there are enough football fans out there who would read this.

Personally, I didn't know who the guy was. I've given up on professional sports for some time now. I just can't bear to watch anymore. I have no desire to root for a team, any team really, who's players I find more and more to be overpaid, selfish, repugnant individuals.

Not every athelete, mind you, but so many of them are just despicable people and I will not take part in elevating them to this undeserved "hero" status because they can throw a ball.

Professional sports in America has become a disgrace.

13 posted on 01/16/2005 12:43:00 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Drew68
Not every athelete, mind you, but so many of them are just despicable people and I will not take part in elevating them to this undeserved "hero" status because they can throw a ball.
You don't find these types on Bill Belichick's Patriots. Even some of the supposed "bad eggs" we've reformed.

So there ya go... someone to cheer for at 4:30 EST.

14 posted on 01/16/2005 12:47:06 PM PST by bikepacker67 ("This is the best election night in history." -- DNC chairman Terry McAuliffe 11/2/04 8pm)
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To: Servant of the 9

"And they think he will be able to tell them?"

Maybe not now.


15 posted on 01/16/2005 12:47:29 PM PST by sabe@q.com
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To: marajade
"And they think he will be able to tell them?" Maybe not now.

No! Wait. First word. Small word. Sounds like...

16 posted on 01/16/2005 1:23:18 PM PST by solitas (just tryin' to make a bad pun worse)
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To: Servant of the 9

It's been my experience that....many , many perps that were shot or otherwise seriously injured and hospitalized were NOT arrested. That way the County or City wasn't liable for their hospital bill.


17 posted on 01/16/2005 1:34:29 PM PST by Osage Orange ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Rodham Clinton)
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To: solitas

Sed-a-GIVE?!


18 posted on 01/16/2005 1:36:56 PM PST by rabidralph (Keep your laws off my money.)
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To: bikepacker67
You don't find these types on Bill Belichick's Patriots. Even some of the supposed "bad eggs" we've reformed. So there ya go... someone to cheer for at 4:30 EST.

As oppose to the "bad egg", Peyton Manning? If you like good guys, you can root for the Colts too. Now then, everything is even. May the best team win.
19 posted on 01/16/2005 1:54:53 PM PST by Ticonderoga34
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To: rabidralph
Not bad! 13 minutes and 38 seconds! You win a prize! :D
20 posted on 01/16/2005 5:47:08 PM PST by solitas (just tryin' to make a bad pun worse)
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