A little over a year after becoming one of the highest-rated players in Marshall’s 2010 recruiting class, Brian Robinson‘s Herd career has come to an abrupt end.
And, it appears, an off-field incident played a significant role in his sudden departure.
Head coach Doc Holliday announced Tuesday that the redshirt freshman has been dismissed from the football program for an unspecified violation of team rules. While neither Holliday nor the school would provide any details behind the dismissal, a quick search of the West Virginia Regional Jail & Correctional Facility Authority website and phone follow-up offers a significant clue as to what may have led up to it.
A Brian Robinson with a listed height of 5-10 and weight of 190 pounds was booked into the Western Regional Jail Tuesday on what’s listed on the website as an unspecified misdemeanor charge. On the Herd’s official website, Robinson is listed as 6-0, 180 pounds. “Both” of the Robinson’s have the same date of birth as well.
Additionally, CFT spoke to an official at the Western Regional Jail early this afternoon, and he confirmed that a Brian Robinson of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was arrested early this morning. The Herd’s Robinson played his high school ball in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
The official also confirmed that Robinson was charged with domestic battery and carrying a concealed weapon. Both of those charges are misdemeanors, and a bond of $10,000 has been set. He remains jailed as of early this afternoon.
Robinson was a four-star recruit according to Rivals.com and the No. 23 safety in the country coming out of high school. He was a redshirt in 2010 and did not see the field his true freshman season.