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Zip-a-dee-doo-doh!: Akron trio suspended after arrests

Johnny Robinson, Jeremy Gallon

An incident outside of an Akron McDonald’s two months ago (eventually) resulted in charges for a dozen individuals, including three members of the Zips football program.  And, actually, the charges are, at least initially, serious-sounding in nature.

According to the Akron Beacon Journal, three members of the local college football program — running back Bryan Green, safety Johnny Robinson (pictured) and cornerback Donte Williamswere arrested by Summit County sheriff’s deputies this past Monday. All three were charged with aggravated riot, which is a felony. Additionally, Robinson was charged with aggravated menacing while Williams was charged with obstructing and resisting arrest as well as being accused of fleeing the scene.

The incident at the McDonald’s stemmed from an imbroglio at a local nightclub that eventually spilled over to the fast-food restaurant at roughly 3 a.m. ET. The ABJ writes that “Summit County sheriff’s detectives previously said a deputy, who was trying to break up the fight, and a student trying to enter the restaurant, were each struck by a fleeing SUV.”

The injuries triggered the aggravated riot charges for nine of the 12 involved. The driver of the SUV, for those who’re interested, was charged with one count of attempted murder, two counts of felonious assault and one count of aggravated vehicular assault.

As a result of the incident and subsequent charges, all three of the football players have been indefinitely suspended by the program.  If the punitive measures were to bleed into the 2014 season, the loss of Robinson would be by far the biggest loss of the three for head coach Terry Bowden.

Over the past three seasons, Robinson has started 25 of the 34 games in which he’s played; 19 of those starts came the past two seasons.  His two interceptions were tied for third on the team in 2013, and his 61 tackles were fourth on the team the year before.

Williams started three of the six games in which he played in 2013 as a junior, while Green played in two games as a redshirt freshman last season.


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14 Responses to “Zip-a-dee-doo-doh!: Akron trio suspended after arrests”
  1. 8to80texansblog says: Jun 13, 2014 10:08 AM

    I thought this kind of stuff only happened in the SEC…?

  2. brutusbuckeye2011 says: Jun 13, 2014 10:11 AM

    If they had kept their mouths zipped they wouldn’t be in trouble.

  3. jrs45 says: Jun 13, 2014 10:26 AM


    What the Akron kids did wasn’t SEC type of crimes. Crimes in which Aaron Hernandez did however is more on the SEC level.

  4. mogogo1 says: Jun 13, 2014 10:37 AM

    They’re small-time but working on it. The SUV trying to run people down is promising. They just need a Hernandez-type firing out the window to make it to the big-time.

  5. stoicpaisano says: Jun 13, 2014 11:26 AM

    ^ The players weren’t in the SUV.

    Robinson is a Glenville kid, Coach Ginn can’t save them all.

    Nothing good happens after midnight. Especially in Akron, O.

  6. psly2124 says: Jun 13, 2014 12:18 PM

    I can’t remember te last time a group of white football players got changed with rooting and menacing. Must be in the DNA

  7. stoicpaisano says: Jun 13, 2014 3:48 PM

    Race bait much? There’s been plenty of white boys (and black guys) arrested for more serious stuff than *almost* getting into a fight

    To wit:
    -Johnny Manziel (friend dropped a slur at a random man, Manziel + friend used their numbers advantage to beat the man up)

    -Christian Peter (seven convictions before being drafted, at least one rape/S.A. where the victim was paid off)

    -Casey Pachall (DWI/coke/meth)

    -UNC signee Avery Edwards (stole $53k in watches & earrings)

    Not athletes, but mob mentality:
    -38 arrests at post-Paterno riot at Penn State

    -49 arrests in Columbus after Michigan/OSU 2002. I was there for this one…SOME whites and SOME blacks act ignant when the liquor invades the system.

    Some are just human paraquats. But it’s not the DNA.

  8. ducksk says: Jun 13, 2014 4:37 PM

    They will all be lucky now to even work at McD’s. Supersize me.

  9. psly2124 says: Jun 13, 2014 8:30 PM

    Nice of you to come up with 5. Where some blacks were involved. Those are daily occurrences. Rioting is in the DNA.

  10. jrs45 says: Jun 13, 2014 10:41 PM

    Too bad psly wasn’t one of the 5 guys Hernandez took down!

  11. dhardy8207 says: Jun 14, 2014 9:56 AM

    Although Hernandez is being investigated for crimes in the state of Florida, the shooting out the window of an SUV happened in NE. Let’s not also forget that these players, just like the lightening rods of the SEC are from all over the country.

    Green hales from Farmington MI, Robinson from Cleveland OH, and Williams from Greenbelt MD. Most of these young adults are atleast 18 when they are of the age to enroll in college classes. By that age, personality traits, moral structure and overall mentality towards fellow humans and breaking the law has already taken form. What is mystifying is there has been a rash of violent crimes lately. Is there some type of new challenge to prove just how badass these young men are now days?

    Waste of talent for sure, but most importantly I hope this is their wake up call…

  12. dhardy8207 says: Jun 14, 2014 10:10 AM

    psly2124 says;

    “Nice of you to come up with 5. Where some blacks were involved. Those are daily occurrences. Rioting is in the DNA.”


    A statement like this from a person who accused me of “race baiting” and lack of intelligence for using the word “bigot”.

    Before calling another person’s intellect in to question you might want to brush up on a grammar class or two. Proper punctuation and knowing the difference between “were” and “where” is pretty significant in validating you hold more than a 5th grade education…

  13. psly2124 says: Jun 15, 2014 8:43 AM

    Dhardy you are an ignorant fool. Auto correct on my iPhone is terrible. You cannot poke holes in my argument because what I say is true. You try to say my message a false because of grammar. That alinskyite tactic doesn’t fly with me only on the uneducated like yourself.

  14. dhardy8207 says: Jun 15, 2014 1:07 PM


    Classic blame the equipment and not the operator. Might want to get that iphone checked cause most of your post are filled with misspelled words.

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