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Posted on Wed, Jan 11, 2012 : 12:20 p.m.

Hearing for U-M safety Marvin Robinson delayed

By Kyle Feldscher

The preliminary exam for University of Michigan football player Marvin Robinson has been delayed and may be rescheduled for February, according to his lawyer.

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Marvin Robinson

Robinson, a sophomore safety from Winter Haven, Fla., was scheduled to appear in 14A District Court Thursday morning for a preliminary exam, but his lawyer Gerry Mason told that the hearing would be delayed because of a scheduling conflict.

Officials with the 14A District Court said Wednesday the hearing was still on the docket for 8:30 a.m. Thursday morning.

Robinson was arraigned in early November on a charge of second-degree home invasion. He is accused of breaking into a locked dorm room at 10 p.m. Sept. 29 and stealing an Xbox game.

If convicted, Robinson faces a maximum of 15 years in prison. However, Mason said Robinson is cooperating with authorities and the case may be resolved before it goes to court.

Robinson dressed but did not play in Michigan's Sugar Bowl victory over Virginia Tech last week.

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Sat, Jan 14, 2012 : 3:23 p.m.

@Graf, You may be right. But first we have to find out if he really did it.

Graf von Zeppelin VIII

Fri, Jan 13, 2012 : 6:42 a.m.

What Americans need to realise is that imprisonment is not the answer to everything. What's America accomplishing? Nothing. Had this footballer been Caucasian, he would've had the opportunity to apologise and get rehabilitation. By him being Black, he's already got one strike against him. His demographics are next, and the judge's decision is last. I notice that Americans, especially in these coment blogs, are quick to judge people based on their race and demographics. I'd love to see how different you'd be if he were your child. Most people would do everything in their power to get their kid out of that mess. I am ashamed of him for being mixed up in this personally because being a Black U of M student and athlete, eyes are on you in everything you do. He should've realised he had a talent that would let him be a stockbroker in XBOX one day, but he didn't think. Black kids who are blessed to go to college are the minority indeed, and they should know that instead of worrying about what someone else, they need to hit the books period and blast those stereotypes. His touchdowns may win U of M more stupid pennants, but his degree lack thereof will destroy him, and U of M won't help him post-eligibility. I remember a time when U of M did not want Blacks attending their campus. With this stupid act of crime, it will go back to those times. One thing for sure, there will never be another Fab Five. "Shame to The Victor Who Can't Cross A Street Correctly".


Fri, Jan 13, 2012 : 4:19 a.m.

Another plea deal in the works. Teach these thugs in training a lesson and give them some jail time!


Thu, Jan 12, 2012 : 2:16 a.m.

Delay, delay, and delay! I don't think he should have been able to go to the Sugar Bowl, dressed or not dressed.

Wally the Wolverine

Wed, Jan 11, 2012 : 10:29 p.m.

Gerry Mason...any relation to Perry Mason?


Wed, Jan 11, 2012 : 9:57 p.m.

Another day another UM player in court. Hoke has got some real problems on his hands. He can bury his head in the sand for only so long. This crap will eventually blow up on him. I don't know how the fan base is going to deal with the fact they won't be able to act superior when UM has so many convicts playing. Weren't they also 10th in the B10 in academic APR? I see some real issues coming that Brandon and Hoke will be forced to deal with.


Sat, Jan 14, 2012 : 4:41 p.m.

D21 -- oh please! Spare us the "he is a RR recruit" baloney! It happened under Hoke's watch. One can spin it any way they want. There will be many Hoke recruits that pull this kind of stuff (or worse) during his tenure. Do you wanna bet that it WON'T happen? Didn't think so.


Wed, Jan 11, 2012 : 11:22 p.m.

He is a RR recruit, nuff said! Yes, Hoke should mete out disciplinary actions regardless of who the player is.


Wed, Jan 11, 2012 : 6:08 p.m.

This story is SUPER fishy. If I remember right, wasn't Robinson saying he was "close" with the kid and didn't expect it to be an issue ? If someone that I wasn't friends with, but lived in the same dorm hall... unless I HATED him, I'd never nark on him to the police if he took a video game of mine. Something seems Fishy to me... Am I not remembering correctly ?


Thu, Jan 12, 2012 : 12:02 a.m.

I'm not saying that I'd walk through the entire dorm asking every single person, but I'd definitely let a few people know I was missing one of my video games. Word would spread quickly and if Robinson truly was just borrowing it, the problem would have gone away. 81wolverine is pretty much correct. So far Ann has not done any real reporting work for this story. All they've done is state a few facts. When something is fishy, you keep asking questions until you get to the bottom of it. If you can't get to the bottom of it, then you discuss why you still think something is odd. I hate to see a public figure (yes, every single UofM football player is a public figure, even if they aren't a starter) get drug through the mud or half of their story told. Again, I don't know what happened - it just seems really strange and I'd like to know more. Unfortunately the local press doesn't know and I have a day job.


Wed, Jan 11, 2012 : 9:31 p.m.

He's not charged with stealing the Xbox game, but with breaking into the room to get it.


Wed, Jan 11, 2012 : 9:31 p.m.

I think what 1Block is saying is that because Robinson allegedly knew the person who's room he "broke" into and that there was some kind of understanding he could "borrow" the video game, and he did return it to him later, why is the case still being pursued in court? That would seem to indicate this was more than a misunderstanding as the article which came out when the incident occurred made it sound. That's what's fishy.


Wed, Jan 11, 2012 : 6:58 p.m.

So, what you are saying is, if you come back to your room and find some valuable item missing you are going to wait to call the police until you have contacted each person in the dorm to find out if they "borrowed" it? In this situation, if the owner of the property felt the same way, the case would have been dropped. Probably would have to be, since he would appear in court and testify that Robinson has authorization to take the property and he was mistaken in thinking it was stolen. With a statement like that the elements of the crime do not exist. Not at all fishy.