SportingNews- Jaguars running back Denard Robinson was "asleep or fatigued" when he crashed his car in a retention pond over the weekend, according to police.
Responding officers at the scene of the crash in Jacksonville, Fla., didn't think Robinson was intoxicated, and did not charge him with a DUI.
According to a crash report from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, Robinson drove his Chevrolet Impala off the road and into a pond 4:20 a.m. Sunday, submerging the driver's side underwater. A female passenger was also in the car.
When police arrived at the scene, an officer knocked on the driver's side window; Robinson reportedly "opened his eyes and then went back to sleep."
The female passenger then "woke up and rolled down the window and said, 'What's up.'" The officer was able to help the female out of the car, but had to unbuckle Robinson and persuade him to leave the vehicle through the passenger's side. Robinson thought he was still on the road, according to the report.
Let's just put it this way, if Denard Robinson and Co. truly weren't intoxicated then let's make sure that a sip of alcohol never again touches either of their lips. If a mild bout with exhaustion was enough to send them careening off-road into a body of water without being woken up while totalllly sober then who knows how heavy they sleep with some booze on the breath. If they become so disoriented by not getting their full 8 hours that they need to be told MULTIPLE times that they are currently drowning then Lord only knows how disoriented they become by having an adult beverage or two.
I mean, I see no reason to suspect foul play here. Anyone who has watched 'Cops' knows that Jacksonville, Florida has the most honorable of law enforcement. If they think that Denard Robinson's system was clear of performance weakening substances - without so much as administering one waterside test - when he treated an officer desperately banging on his window like an annoying snooze button then I have no choice but to believe them. I'll tell you one thing, I don't envy his parents because it must have been full time job making sure 'Shoelace' got himself up and dressed in time for school every day. Can't imagine the kid that doesn't even have a sense of urgency when his car is submarining and there's trout circling around his driver side mirror treated first period as anything more than optional. This must have been a new girlfriend that didn't realize that Denard Robinson isn't a morning person. He was bound to fall asleep at the wheel - and nearly die in 4.5 feet of water - while driving that early. Don't you dare tell me that 4:20AM could actually be late because that would mean there was likely alcohol involved and in case you haven't been paying attention - it definitely, definitely wasn't...