It’s starting to make a lot more sense now why Lane Kiffin suspended FAU’s starting quarterback Chris Robison for spring practice.
As reported on by the Palm Beach Post, records obtained by the paper show that Florida Atlantic investigated the signal-caller back in early December after he was accused of sexual battery. No charges were ever filed in the case however and the woman involved in the accusation, also a fellow student, later agreed with Robison that the “the encounter was consensual and that she did not want to press charges.”
“We don’t really discuss details on them, but it is what it is,” Kiffin said in March when describing Robison’s suspension from the team for an internal matter. “We’re always trying to help kids grow and mature and hold kids to a high standard.”
Robinson was named co-CUSA freshman of the year last season after throwing for over 2,500 yards and 12 touchdowns for the Owls as the starter for all but one game. It’s unclear if he has returned to the team since spring practice concluded and the school did not make Kiffin or Robison available to the Post for comment. In the redshirt sophomore’s absence, Indiana transfer Nick Tronti and redshirt freshman Cordel Littlejohn took most of the reps on offense during FAU’s 15 spring practices.
This isn’t the first time that Robison has been involved in a serious incident at FAU or elsewhere either. He dismissed by Oklahoma after a violation of team rules shortly after being arrested for public intoxication and went through “a day-to-day suspension” last spring after similarly violating team rules with the Owls.
FAU opens their 2019 season at Ohio State on August 31.