Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Receiver gets probation, community service
By Michael Rothstein
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan redshirt sophomore wide receiver Jerald Robinson was sentenced Tuesday to six months probation and 24 hours of volunteer work at a non-profit agency stemming from his guilty plea to misdemeanor malicious destruction of property.
Robinson also was sentenced to pay $440 in fines and court costs and $150 in probation oversight. He must stay away from drugs and alcohol for the duration of his probation and submit to random drug testing.
He must complete the community service by Jan. 30, 2013.
He was sentenced under the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act, which means if Robinson completes all aspects of his probation, he will not have a conviction on his record.
Robinson also is required to pay restitution, but his attorney, Douglas Lewis, is contesting the amount Robinson owes. Judge Elizabeth Pollard Hines has set up a restitution hearing -- damages for both a broken parking gate and money lost due to other cars leaving without payment -- for 2 p.m. on Oct. 29. Republic Parking says the damages would equate to $25 for the broken gate and approximately $389 in lost fees.
The Canton, Ohio, native has caught two passes for 19 yards this season, but was more involved in the Michigan offense against UMass on Saturday, being targeted three times.