, a defensive lineman for Indiana University, was one of the nearly 150 minors cited or arrested on suspicion of alcohol-related offenses during Little 500 weekend.
Officials with the Indiana State Excise Police confirmed Robinson’s arrest Tuesday.
A police report says that an officer was driving north on Fee Lane past Briscoe Quad when he saw the 19-year-old having trouble walking.
The investigating officer said Robinson smelled of alcohol and had trouble speaking. When questioned, Robinson told the officer that he was 21 and that he was born in 1995.
When asked again, Robinson said he was 22. At that point, the football player was placed in handcuffs, and a portable breath test determined that his blood-alcohol content was over the level at which a person in Indiana is considered intoxicated, the police report said.
Online court records indicate that Robinson, who was arrested Saturday night on charges of false informing and illegal consumption, was eligible for Monroe County’s pretrial diversion program.
According to county officials, the pretrial diversion program is offered to defendants without significant criminal records who have been charged with minor offenses. The program allows defendants to avoid a criminal conviction on their record by completing a specific set of requirements such as paying a fine or doing community service.
Robinson graduated from Westfield High School, where he also played baseball. He was a three-star recruit who also had offers from Minnesota, Illinois, Northwestern, Cincinnati, Boston College, Wake Forest, Toledo and Western Michigan.
Indiana State Excise Police officers arrested or cited 179 people in Bloomington during Little 500 festivities. The weekend of bicycle races was once called “The Biggest Party Weekend” in Indiana.
Charges included possessing a fake ID, possession of an alcoholic beverage, public intoxication and drug offenses. During one traffic stop, officers seized marijuana and 110 Xanax pills.