The NFL announced Tuesday that Green Bay Packers wide receiver Koren Robinson has been suspended without pay for a minimum of one year for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Robinson will be eligible to be reinstated no sooner than Sept. 18, 2007, according to reports.
His locker has been cleaned out and he is not allowed contact with the Packer’s facilities.
Robinson was arrested Aug. 15 following a high-speed chase near Mankato, Minn., and charged with one felony count of fleeing in a motor vehicle, two counts of DUI and three other misdemeanors.
Robinson also returned to a municipal court in suburban Seattle, where he used to play two years ago while with the Seahawks. This same court is where he pleaded guilty to drunk driving one year ago. Robinson was given a five-year sentence for his first DUI, which was suspended, only if the receiver refrained from drinking or breaking the law.
The Seahawks released him after his convictions in 2004. The Minnesota Vikings later picked him up, but released him this August 2006 after the drunk driving arrest near Mankato, Minn.
The Green Bay Packers picked him up last month after Minnesota released him. Now the NFL has released him for almost one year.