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Posted on: Tuesday, May 25, 2010

CFB: Boise State player sentenced in bar fight case


Associated Press

BOISE, Idaho Suspended Boise State player Jason Robinson has been ordered to spend 180 days in jail and pay at least $29,000 in restitution for breaking another man's jaw during a fight at a downtown bar.

Robinson pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery Tuesday in a plea agreement. The judge suspended 160 days of the sentence, but also placed Robinson on probation for two years and ordered 200 hours of community service.

Robinson apologized for his behavior and said he has learned a lesson. He was initally charged with a felony. But a felony conviction would have ended his eligibility for his athletic scholarship.

The 21-year-old safety was suspended in March by coach Chris Petersen and did not participate in spring drills.

Last season, Robinson made 26 tackles playing mostly on special teams.