Denard Robinson cited for driving car into pond incident on July 3
Denard Robinson was fortunate enough to walk away seemingly unharmed after driving his car into a pond while asleep.
The former Michigan quarterback and current Jacksonville Jaguars running back was not issued a citation at the time of the incident because he was reportedly not impaired at the time the responding officer arrived.
But Robinson didn’t get off that easy.
He was cited for careless driving by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
“The decision to have a citation issued for careless driving was made by the Sheriff [Mike Williams] after his review of the reports,” Melissa Bujeda, spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s Office, told jacksonville.com. “Mr. Robinson should have been issued a citation that night, because he lost control of his vehicle.”
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According to the report, Robinson accepted the citation after he was made aware of it late last week. The citation was officially filed on Monday.
Robinson and his female passenger were asleep when the responding officer arrived at the scene. Both were pulled out of Robinson’s Chevrolet Impala as it sank into the retention pond.
“Shoelace” issued a public apology for the incident, saying that he made the mistake of driving while too tired:
— Denard Robinson (@DenardX) July 5, 2016
Robinson won’t likely face any additional punishment from the Jaguars. He was already behind former Alabama tailback T.J. Yeldon on the depth chart, and the team brought in veteran tailback Chris Ivory this offseason.
Robinson is entering in the final year of his rookie contract.