TUESDAY, 11:41am: Ali categorized Robertson as having a clean record when speaking on behalf of his client after the shooting. But Auman reports Robertson pleaded guilty to misdemeanor simple assault and misdemeanor obstruction while at West Georgia in 2015. The offensive lineman initially received a felony charge for that Jan. 2015 incident, because of which he remains on probation.
According to a police report obtained by the Carrollton Times-Georgian, Robertson shoved a police officer against the wall with his back as he was trying to arrest the 315-pound lineman, inducing the officer to be hospitalized for a torn tendon after a “brief struggle.”
SATURDAY, 12:33pm: Buccaneers offensive lineman Dominique Robertson was “hospitalized with gunshot wounds” on Thursday morning in Loma Linda, California, reports Greg Auman of TampaBay.com. The undrafted rookie has been released from the hospital and has been questioned by police.
The player’s attorney, Zulu Ali, said the 22-year-old was shot twice in the leg, and he was adamant that Robertson was a “victim” and “bystander.” Ali also noted that the lineman was “doing OK” after the incident. Robertson was reportedly questioned by police for four hours after being released from the hospital.
“We just basically know that he was obviously a victim of a shooting and they came and they took him directly out of the hospital,” Ali said (via Eric Edholm of Yahoo Sports).
Robertson told authorities that he was shot outside of an apartment complex, although residents reportedly heard no gunfire.
“We are aware of the reports concerning Dominique Robertson,” the Buccaneers said in a statement (via Auman). “We can confirm that he has been released from the hospital and is at home resting. We are in the process of gathering more information, but our primary concern is for Dominique’s health and well-being.”
Robertson, the nephew of Buccaneers offensive line coach George Warhop, is a rookie out of Division II West Georgia. Auman notes that he was working as the “second-team guard” during practices and minicamp, although J.R. Sweezy‘s absence likely contributed to the increased role.