Denard Robinson Guilty: Michigan QB Admits To Driving With Suspended License
Per the report, Robinson, a three-year starter and Michigan’s all-time leader in total offense, was pulled over at 1:33 am on November 4 for failing to signal and having expired registration tags on his license plate.
After being arraigned later in the month, Robinson had a jury trial scheduled for January but did not show for his December 14 pretrial hearing, so a bench warrant was issued and his bond was set at $1,000.
The warrant was canceled on Monday, however, when Robinson showed up to court and pleaded guilty to driving with a suspended or revoked license, along with having expired license plates on his 2001 Pontiac.
Despite the incident, Robinson, remains eligible to play in the Outback Bowl against South Carolina, according to Wolverines spokesman David Ablauf.
Ablauf added that the senior QB paid $879 in fines and court costs and faces no additional punishment from the school.
The Detroit Free Press notes this isn’t the first time Robinson has dealt with a driver’s license problem.
His license was first suspended in September 2010 after he was pulled over for not wearing a seat belt while driving in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Denard was again pulled over in May 2011 and was cited for no proof of insurance and a violation of his graduated license permit.
For his career, Denard Robinson has completed 427 of 746 passes for 6,250 yards, 49 passing touchdowns and 42 rushing touchdowns. He is currently the Big Ten’s all-time leading quarterback rusher with 4,395 yards and is only the eighth player in Big Ten history to account for more than 10,000 yards in the air and on the ground.