Denard Robinson drove his car into a pond while he was asleep at the wheel
Denard Robinson had one bizarre Fourth of July.
The former Michigan quarterback and current Jacksonville Jaguars running back had an odd encounter over the holiday weekend.
According to Jacksonville.com, authorities assisted Robinson and a female passenger at 4:20 a.m. on Sunday morning after he drove into a retention pond in Jacksonville. The responding officer reported that Robinson and the female were asleep when he arrived.
The officer knocked on the door and found a sleeping Robinson, who then opened his eyes and proceeded to go back to sleep. Robinson reportedly remained asleep as the female passenger was pulled out from the car.
The report stated that Robinson was not, however, impaired and he will not face charges for driving under the influence. No citations were issued and no injuries occurred. Robinson stated that he was simply driving tired at a late hour and he shouldn’t have been on the road.
Investigators discovered that Robinson was “westbound on Beach when he tried to turn onto Southside and drove over a sidewalk and into the pond.”
The Jaguars confirmed that they were aware of the single-car accident and pretty much left it at that.
Robinson released a statement via Twitter:
— Denard Robinson (@DenardX) July 5, 2016
Whatever happened, the former Michigan All-American will look to put it behind him as he prepares for his fourth season in the NFL. Robinson had 430 yards from scrimmage in 13 games last year and he lost carries to rookie running back T.J. Yeldon.
An incident like this probably wasn’t how Robinson wanted to head into the final year of his rookie contract.