Richt, Others Visit Robinson

Richt, Others Visit Robinson

ATHENS – Dismissed Georgia linebacker Montez Robinson will spend a few more days in jail after a Tuesday bond hearing, but he has already received visits and support from his former coaches.

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Head coach Mark Richt said he visited Robinson in the Athens Clarke County Jail and said the linebacker was struggling with the situation.

"He's just hurting. He's suffering right now," Richt said. "But we're helping him understand that he can still have a bright future if from this point forward he does what he's supposed to do, what he needs to do."

Robinson's arrest was his third in the past six months – all involving domestic disputes with a female student at Georgia – and he was already serving a two-game suspension set to begin with the Bulldogs' opener in September.

The most recent arrest, however, was the final straw with the university, and it also violated the terms of probation following his previous arrests. The latter means Robinson will spend at least a few more days in jail, according to the Athens Banner-Herald, as a judge considers how to handle punishment for the probation violation.

Tuesday, Athens-Clarke Chief Magistrate Judge Patricia Barron set Robinson's bail on the latest charge at $10,000.

"There's some things I was expecting (from Robinson), there's some things the Association was expecting, there's some things the university was expecting, and the law for that matter," Richt said. "And he wasn't able to live up to that. That's why he is where he is now."

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