From the Ann Arbor News:
As grades begin to roll in, Hoke said he expects every player to make the trip to New Orleans. That includes sophomore safety Marvin Robinson, who is facing charges of second degree home invasion.
“Oh, yeah,” Hoke said, when asked specifically whether Robinson would travel with the team.
The safety is accused of stealing an Xbox in September. His attorney maintains Robinson “didn’t intend to steal anything.”
Sometimes these things just happen. So what happened?
From an earlier story:
University of Michigan police said Robinson is accused of entering a room at West Quadrangle dormitory between 12:30 and 10 p.m. Sept. 29 and stealing an Xbox, along with a game. A 20-year-old student reported to police that he believes he left the room locked when the items were stolen. University police spokeswoman Diane Brown said investigators found no signs of forced entry. Police said a computer investigation revealed that the Xbox had been used at another location and that’s what led investigators to Robinson.
Mason said Robinson already has an Xbox. In fact, he has two, his attorney Gerry Mason said. The student who reported the theft is an acquaintance of Robinson’s, and Robinson has been in his room on “various occasions,” Mason said. They trade Xboxes, he said. Mason, a U-M graduate, said it’s not uncommon for a student to go into another student’s room.
“I lived in Michigan dorms and I used to walk into my room and find people sitting there, watching TV,” he said.
Robinson is going to cooperate with university police and Washtenaw County prosecutors, Mason said, adding that Robinson has no criminal record.
“He goes to class,” he said. “He goes to study hall. He goes to practice. And he goes to church every Sunday with his mom and dad.”
This certainly does sound plausible, though I’m not sure the following points prove his innocence:
- Robinson already has two Xboxes. If he already has two, why wouldn’t he want three? He sounds like a collector.
- People watched TV in Gerry Mason’s dorm room when he went to Michigan.
- Robinson goes to church.
Still, this sounds resolvable.