Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Razorback defensive starter arrested on shoplifting charge

Antwain Robinson, a starter at defensive end in 13 Arkansas football games last season, was arrested Sunday on a shoplifting charge, according to authorities in Washington County.
Robinson, 20, was detained Sunday afternoon by security personnel at a Dillard's store in the Northwest Arkansas Mall at Fayetteville, according to Sgt. Dominic Swanfeld of the Fayetteville Police Department. Swanfeld said Dillard's notified the police department, and officers went to the store and took Robinson into custody, "based on their (security guards') sworn statement," Swanfeld said. "I don't have any idea at this time" what Robinson was accused of taking, Swanfeld said Sunday evening.
The Fayetteville officers took Robinson to the Washington County Jail at Fayetteville, Swanfeld said.
A spokesman at the jail who declined to give his name said Robinson was freed Sunday evening on $550 bond.
Kevin Trainor, sports information director for the Razorbacks, said football coach Houston Nutt was out of town during the school's spring break and unreachable for comment.
Robinson, listed as 6-foot-3 and 255 pounds on the Razorbacks' roster, was ranked fifth on the team in tackles last season, with a total of 68 -- 44 solo and 24 assists. His tackles included 14 1/2 for lost yardage, costing opponents a total of 86 lost yards, ranking him second in that category.

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