Robinson reinstated by the NFL
The league has reinstated the
suspended Green Bay Packers WR Koren Robinson.
Wednesday the league reinstated the Green Bay Packers suspended
wide receiver Koren Robinson, effective Thursday. The Packers
are on their bye week and according to the Packers GM Ted
Thompson, the team will request a roster exemption, which will
give them enough time to see where Koren Robinson stands, as far
as football shape. Currently the Green Bay Packers have the full
53 roster, because cornerback Will Blackmon was not placed on
the injured reserve when he broke his right foot.
Wednesday was the earliest Robinson
could return from his one-year suspension. According to reports,
he has met with commissioner Roger Goodell, who gave the green
light. Koren Robinson was suspended for violating the NFL
substance abuse policy, when in August of last year, while still
playing for the Vikings, the wide receiver led the police on a
high-speed chase and his blood-alcohol content was above the
legal limit. Robinson was immediately cut by the Vikings and he
signed a 2-year deal with the Packers a month later.
Unfortunately for the team, he managed to play only four games
before being handed down a one-year suspension. Koren Robinson
was also sentenced to 90 days in jail, after a plead deal to a
charge of fleeing police only. However, he was also given
another 90 days for violation of probation in a separate DUI
case in Washington. If Robinson gets in trouble again for
substance abuse, he could face a possible life-time ban from the
"It's been a year since we've seen
Koren, so our first step is to have him return to Green Bay,"
GM Thompson told reporters.