If I had $100 bill for every college athlete that consumed alcohol I could retire a millionaire right now! The latest is Michigan State cornerback Ezra Robinson avoided jail time after admitting he drank alcohol then got behind the wheel of a vehicle this summer.
The 19-year-old from Sarasota, Fla. Was ordered to an alcohol-safety program class and to attend an impact panel of drunken driving victims. As reported in www.mlive.com.
Robinson was arrested after a preliminary breath test indicated he had a blood-alcohol level of .06 percent. Robinson admitted that he drove that evening because a person he was with was intoxicated.
The MSU defensive back was charged under the state of Michigan's so-called "zero tolerance law," which restricts the amount of alcohol a driver under the age of 21 may have in his or her system. The legal limit for of-age drivers is .08 percent, but for underage motorists it's .02 percent.
The once-acclaimed recruit made his college debut Sept. 7 versus South Florida and has been listed third on the depth chart at cornerback this year.
Rated one of the nation's best cornerbacks in high school, Robinson redshirted his first year at MSU in 2012. The 6-foot, 180-pounder impressed in the Spartans' spring scrimmage, intercepting a pass, breaking up another and recording two tackles before suffering a minor knee injury.
Hopefully, a good alcohol and DUI class and the decision to stay sober will help his career stay on track.