Former Raiders center Barret Robbins accepted a five-year prison term on Friday for repeatedly violating his probation.
The latest violation was an arrest for cocaine possession. Robbins was on probation for a March 2005 incident in which he injured three police officers while resisting arrest. He battles bipolar disorder and drug addiction.
“You are a man who had been blessed with extraordinary athletic talent. But instead of using that athletic ability on the football field, you used it against a police officer,” Judge Daryl Trawick told Robbins via the Miami Herald. “It’s time we deal with this once and for all.”
Robbins said it was a “relief” to be sentenced and he was “happy” to have a resolution. He’s planning to write an autobiography in prison, although he jokingly said he’s not much of a writer. (That hasn’t stopped us.)
Our previous post this afternoon referred to Raiders coach Hue Jackson’s attempt to bring the “Old Raiders” back. Robbins’ disappearance before the Super Bowl against the Bucs in 2003 was in many ways the beginning of the end for that team.