There’s a headline you don’t see every day.
The latest incident to trigger the resetting of the CFT arrest ticker is certainly an interesting — and serious — one, with the Denver Post reporting that Colorado’s Nathaniel Robbins was arrested on a whopping 18 charges related to a domestic dispute early Sunday morning. The charges the defensive lineman is facing are (take a deep breath) two counts of first-degree assault on a peace officer, two counts of second-degree assault, two counts of third-degree assault, two counts of criminal mischief, first-degree burglary, attempted second-degree kidnapping, second-degree burglary, resisting arrest, second-degree arson, obstruction of telephone services, harassment, obstructing peace officers and domestic violence.
Police officers were dispatched to a residence this weekend after a woman called about a domestic dispute between her and Robbins. The woman had gone through Robbins’ cell phone and determined that he had been cheating on her, and subsequently woke him up by pouring water on his face in an effort to confront him. That effort proved successful as all hell proceeded to break loose.
From the Post:
According to the affidavit, Robbins began to grab her and throw her around the room, grabbing her throat several times and attempting to choke her. He also burned a giant teddy bear he had bought for her on the apartment’s stove top.
During the struggle, both of the woman’s roommates tried to intervene and said they were also assaulted by Robbins, according to the report.
Two officers arrived as Robbins was trying to break into the neighbor’s apartment. One of them got in between Robbins and his girlfriend, pulled his firearm and ordered Robbins to get on the ground, according to the affidavit.
The officer said Robbins — who is listed at 6-feet 5-inches and 265 pounds — tackled the officer, causing the officer to fall down the stairs with Robbins on him. The second officer also was knocked down the stairs.
More officers were called to the scene and were finally able to subdue the player. The two initial responding officers sustained what were described as “serious bodily injury.”
Robbins was still jailed as of early Monday afternoon. Not surprisingly, Robbins has been indefinitely suspended from the football. program.
“I am deeply troubled by these allegations. They don’t represent the values of our university or football team,” head football coach Mike MacIntyre said in a statement. “I also offer sincere apologies to the victims in this case, including two Boulder police officers. We have a strong and collaborative relationship with the Boulder Police Department, and I am very disappointed in Blake’s alleged conduct.”
Robbins, who underwent shoulder surgery following the season and was not participating in spring practice, played in four games last season.