The Michigan Wolverines has had their fair share of off-the-field problems in the past few days beginning with the suspension of three players, including two starters for their Outback Bowl matchup.
The latest instance of these off-the-field problems was the guilty plea of Wolverine quarterback Denard Robinson for driving with a suspended license. The three-year starter was pulled over on Nov. 4 at 1:33 a.m. for failing to signal and having expired registration tags on his license plate.
The weird thing about this police encounter? Robinson was stopped on Chandler Road in Bath Township, Mich.– a city just north of East Lansing, the home of in-state rival Michigan State University.
The Wolverine quarterback is Michigan’s all-time leader in total offense. He has completed 427 of 746 passes for over 6,000 yards, 49 passing touchdowns and 39 interceptions. His biggest career downfall has been his accuracy, throwing an enormous amount of interceptions in three seasons and having a low completion percentage.
His new downfall: failing to renew his license.
He has 42 career rushing touchdowns which will serve him well when he plays a little running back in the team’s bowl game on Jan. 1 in Tampa, Fla.
Robinson initially pleaded not guilty on Nov. 21, but missed his Dec. 14 court date which led to a bench warrant that was cancelled Monday when the senior quarterback showed up and plead guilty to the charge.
Robinson was ordered to pay $870 in fines and court costs along with $65 for driving with expired license plate tags.
Lets hope this is the last of such occurrences for the Wolverines before their bowl game on Jan. 1 or they will have some serious problems against South Carolina.