April 3, 2010

Third arrest leads to player's dismissal

Montez Robinson's legal troubles continued Sunday after the Bulldog sophomore turned himself in to Athens-Clarke County police, who charged him with -------.

It's the third arrest in the past five months for the sophomore, who was suspended indefinitely by head coach Mark Richt back on Dec. 3 after his connection during an alleged fight with another student in October.

Robinson was charged with misdemeanor simple battery and felony criminal damage/second degree, and was released on $2,000 bond from the Athens-Clarke County Jail, authorities said.

Earlier that same week, Robinson was arrested for underage possession of alcohol early after police responded to a call about glass breaking in the East Village parking deck. The taillights of a car belonging to student Armita Didehvar's car were smashed.

In December, the Red and Black reported that both arrests were in connection to an earlier incident on Oct. 20.

University of Georgia police did not arrest Robinson followed the Oct. 20 incident because Didehvar declined to press charges and according to UGA Police Chief Jimmy Williamson the case did not meet the criteria to be pursued under family-violence laws.

Richt could not immediately be reached for comment, but Sunday's arrest could well mean the end of the line at Georgia for Robinson, who was warned by Richt not to have any more slip-ups.

The arrest also allegedly broke a prior probation for Robinson, who sources say according to Sunday's latest charge, allegedly ignored a restraining order to stay away from Didehvar.

...More... To continue reading this article you must be a member. Sign Up Now!