UPDATE: Montez Robinson has officially been dismissed from the team, according to a Georgia release...
University of Georgia sophomore Montez Robinson of Avon, Indiana, has been dismissed from the football team according to UGA head coach Mark Richt.
“Montez has not been able to conform to some conditions and stipulations that were placed on him as a result of previous off-field issues,” said Richt. “I think this decision is in the best interest of everyone.”
Richt also said he hopes Robinson will at some point continue his education at another institution.
As a backup defensive end in 2009, Robinson played in 11 games and recorded five total tackles, 2.5 tackles-for-loss, and two quarterback sacks.
Georgia linebacker Montez Robinson was arrested Sunday on a charge of simple misdemeanor domestic battery and was being held without bail while awaiting a bond hearing, according to Athens Clarke County Police.
Robinson, 20, turned himself in on a warrant issued Saturday and was booked at 12:40 p.m. Sunday, marking his third arrest in the last six months.
Robinson was previously arrested on simple battery charges stemming from an incident on Oct. 20, then again for second-degree criminal damage after police said he broke taillights on a female Georgia student’s car in November.
The previous incidents kept Robinson out of Georgia’s bowl game against Texas A&M and earned him a two-game suspension to start the 2010 season by head coach Mark Richt. Along with the suspension, Robinson was to be attending anger management courses.
Robinson, a rising sophomore, played sparingly last season but was considered one of Georgia’s top three outside linebackers this season – a position without significant depth.
As of Sunday evening, neither Richt nor the school had released a comment on the issue, and when contacted by the Telegraph, defensive line coach Rodney Garner, the coach who recruited Robinson to Georgia, said he had not been aware of the arrest.
Last week, a police report surfaced in which three students claimed they had been harassed and threatened by four black men in a cab, and that one of the victims believed assailants were football players. While that investigation remains ongoing, Georgia assistant sports communications director Leland Barrow said the charges against Robinson are not related to the taxi incident.