If you read the story of Jaguars running back Denard Robinson asleep in his car, sinking in a pond at 4:20 a.m., with local cops finding nothing wrong and thought the whole thing a little strange, you’re not alone.
According to Dana Treen and Joe Daraskevich of the Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said his office wants to take another look as well.
Specifically, he wants a few more details about what happened, which seems a reasonable request when a professional football player sleeping in a car which is sinking in a pond leads his cops to think everything is perfectly normal.
“I have ordered a review of the incident by the officers’ chain of command. Based on that review, any necessary and warranted corrective action will be taken,” Williams told the newspaper.
The newspaper asked some questions which anyone with a cursory sense of intellectual curiosity would ask, including what tests were performed on Robinson to determine he wasn’t impaired, how Robinson and his passenger happened to end up sleeping in a pond without some ordinance being violated and how the pair returned home after the police woke them up to inform them they were sinking in a pond.
Beyond the two-sentence statement, Williams didn’t respond.
The crash report paints what is seemingly a clear picture of someone in some way less-than-able to pilot a car (or a boat), as the officer responding to the scene wrote: “I was able to wake the driver but had to turn the vehicle off and remove his seat belt. The driver thought he was on the road and did not want to exit the vehicle. I had to tell the driver multiple times the car was in a pond and was sinking.”
But a second officer evaluated Robinson for possible impairment, though there’s no indication of how they determined that or what if any tests were performed. It’s also unclear how they got home.
Robinson himself issued a statement saying he was “tired,” but offered few other details.
That’s not nearly enough at this point, and it sounds like Jacksonville’s top cop wants a few more answers from him and his officers.