WATCH: First Coast News has obtained video from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office of Jacksonville Jaguars running back Denard Robinson driving his car into a pond. READ MORE: http://fcnews.tv/29VSJ0r
Posted by First Coast News on Wednesday, July 20, 2016
I hope Jags running back and former Michigan star Denard Robinson wasn’t trying to harm himself, because this situation is definitely odd.
According to police — Robinson was “asleep or fatigued,” — when he crashed his car into a pond with a female in the passenger seat. First Coast News in Jacksonville provided the odd video that shows Robinson not responding until the last-minute.
Around 4:20 a.m. — Robinson drove his Chevy Impala into a pond on July 3 for no apparent reason.
“The driver (Denard Robinson) opened his eyes and then went back to sleep. I continued to knock on the window until the passenger Marissa Staples woke up and rolled the window down and said “what’s up”. I explained that their vehicle was in a pond and that they needed to exit the vehicle. The passenger attempted to roll the window back up. I was able to reach in the vehicle and unlock the door so I could help the occupants exit the vehicle. The passenger refused to exit the vehicle and had to be pulled out of the car. The driver was passed out during this whole process. I was able to wake the driver but had to turn the vehicle off and remove his seatbelt. The driver thought he was on a road and did not want to exit the vehicle. I had to tell the driver multiple times his car was in a pond and was sinking so he needed to hurry up and get out. The driver tried about three times to open the driver’s door which was the side that was under water. I had to keep reminding the driver to climb out of the passenger side because his door was in the water.”
Robinson released this statement on the matter:
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“I should not have been driving that late or when I was that tired, but again, I’m just glad that everyone was safe,” his statement included.