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Robinson Still A Public Enemy

Koren Robinson is worth mentioning on a Vikings blog for multiple reasons.

First, he was a Pro Bowl return man for the Vikings in 2005.  Of course, he was subsequently cut after deciding to go on a high speed, drunken car chase with Minnesota police.

Brett Favre was quick to gain a new BFF in Robinson, however, as he lobbied for the Packers to sign him and publically praised the receiver.

At the time, Packers G.M. Ted Thompson (who originally drafted Robinson when he was in Seattle) had this to say about him:  “I think a lot of Koren. I’m very proud to be able to see him turn things around. He’s a true professional. He helped us in the locker room. He helped the young guys learn to be pros.”

Well, just to further prove that Ted Thompson is a(n) [insert whatever word you want here] Robinson has again made headlines in a way that would suggest he never turned anything around and should not be allowed to teach young guys anything.

According to this report, Robinson is the third worst tax delinquent in the State of North Carolina with almost a half million dollars in past-due taxes. 

Considering that Robinson couldn’t even keep from getting suspended by the UFL, I’d have to say that Robinson is probably going to have a tough time making good on those debts.

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5 Responses to “Robinson Still A Public Enemy”

  1. bigjohnny84 says:

    What do these idiots do with all that money? Robinson made millions in the NFL and now cant pay his taxes. Any one with half a brain would tuck enough money away to live on should things go bad.

  2. B. Grant says:

    johnny and Adam – Don’t you think it probably speaks as much about the quality of his agent as it does him? Anybody getting that much money that fast needs good advisement. Pretty obvious that some of these people did not get that advisement. Still, I am a pretty strong proponent of being responsible for your own actions, and regardless of why it happened, the (missing) buck stops on Koren’s front door.

    • bigjohnny84 says:

      Coach, it really makes me wonder how much of that money goes up the nose or for expensive ladies. Heck during the probowl McKinnie blew 20 grand on a bottle of booze.

  3. Fragile Freds says:

    20 grand on a bottle of booze? Really?

    Hope it was vintage 1963 Colt 45.

  4. B. Grant says:

    Freds, I want to ask you a question so very bad right now, but I promised I wouldn’t bring “it” up any more, so I can’t ask it. Dang!

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