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Packers Koren Robinson reinstated by the NFL

The league has reinstated the suspended Green Bay Packers WR Koren Robinson.

Packers Koren Robinson reinstated by the NFL On 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 NFL.

 "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.

 Published on 10/17/2007

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