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Posted on Mon, May 14, 2012 : 10:12 a.m.

Michigan WR Jerald Robinson delays hearing on destruction of public property charge

By Kyle Meinke

Michigan sophomore receiver Jerald Robinson, facing a malicious destruction of personal property charge, has delayed his pretrial hearing.

Robinson appeared in Ann Arbor's 15th District Court on Monday morning, but the stay was brief after his lawyer, Douglas E. Lewis, requested the hearing be moved to June 4. Judge Elizabeth Pollard Hines granted the request.


Jerald Robinson

Robinson was charged Feb. 4 with a misdemeanor count of malicious destruction of property between $200 and $1,000. However, court records show the warrant never was served because it couldn't be delivered to his former address on several occasions.

Robinson failed to appear for a March 23 arraignment hearing, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. He turned himself in to the court April 20.

The sophomore from Canton, Ohio, participated throughout Michigan's spring camp and is considered a leader to start at receiver next year. He declined to comment after the hearing.

Robinson's status with the Wolverines has not changed, according to a program spokesman.

Kyle Meinke covers Michigan football for He can be reached at 734-623-2588, by email at and followed on Twitter @kmeinke.



Tue, May 15, 2012 : 7:38 a.m.

Where were you Al Borges ??!!! A real Michigan Man would never let this happen to a young man under his watch. But, I guess this really doesn't surprise us because you never did fit in here in the first place and now it is finally time for you to go.


Tue, May 15, 2012 : 1:54 a.m.

Which type of property is proper? Title say "public," body says "personal."

Scott Laux

Tue, May 15, 2012 : 1:06 a.m.

What is it about these Michigan football players not showing up for court? Like an ostrich sticking his head in the sand- do they thing the problem will just go away?


Mon, May 14, 2012 : 9:01 p.m.

Golly I hate to be critical of a news service, but where do we look to find out what happened? What did he do? What police department charged him? Did they have contact with him? (Interested because somebody didn't get a local address). When was he arraigned? (arraignments precede pretrial hearings). A little concerned about the number of football players ending up in court on criminal charges.


Tue, May 15, 2012 : 1:44 p.m.

I believe the report initially was that he broke a gate in a parking lot by driving through it. By "gate" I mean one of those wooden arms that swing up and down.

Robert Granville

Mon, May 14, 2012 : 3:12 p.m.

Moral of the story: If you break something and no one is around to take down your info, leave a note.