Robinson out on work release

Koren Robinson

Wide receiver aids team doctor at hospital as part of his jail sentence

Wide receiver Koren Robinson began serving the 45-day work-release portion of his 90-day sentence Monday at the Brown County Jail, the Brown County Sheriff's department said in a news release today.

In late February, Robinson was sentenced in Minnesota to 90 days in jail for fleeing police and violating probation.

Robinson is on electronic monitoring and working as an assistant to Packers team physician, Patrick McKenzie, at Bellin Health Care, working odd jobs. He also is rehabilitating his knee.

Robinson, who is paying about $20 a day for the electronic monitor, was eligible to finish his sentence outside the jail because he was considered a minimum security risk and he is a resident of Green Bay, Capt. Dave Konrath of the Brown County Sheriff's Department said.

"He has to give the electronic monitoring sergeant a schedule of his activities," Konrath said. "Basically, he can go to work, church and school."

According to the sheriff's department release, "Robinson went through the identical process as any other individual being incarcerated at the jail."

Robinson is suspended from the National Football League through Sept. 18 for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

A Minnesota judge sentenced Robinson to 90 days in jail on Feb. 20 after he was pulled over Aug. 15 near Mankato, Minn., after leading police on a 100-mph chase. His blood alcohol level was measured at 0.11, above the legal state limit, but police ended up charging him with a single felony of fleeing police.

At the time of the sentence, Robinson had already been ordered to serve 90 days for violating his probation from a 2005 drunken driving arrest in Kirkland, Wash. The Minnesota judge ruled that Robinson could serve both sentences at the same time.

As part of his NFL suspension, Robinson was barred from contact with the team.

Robinson, a six-year veteran, caught seven passes in four games for Green Bay in 2006. He previously played for the Seattle Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings.

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