MIAMI (CBS4) – Barret Robbins had everything a man could ask for a few years ago. He was an NFL star, well-paid, and poised to start in the Super Bowl. But now, Robbins is simply another inmate in the Florida Correctional system.
Robbins was sentenced to five years in prison after violating his probation in Miami-Dade County, according to CBSMiami.com news partner the Miami Herald.
He was pulled over in Dallas in 2010 and police found crack cocaine inside his car. That brought him back to Miami-Dade County.
Roobbins, a native of Houston, was at one time the starting center for the Oakland Raiders. He was set to start the Super Bowl against Tampa Bay in 2003, but disappeared several days before the game.
Robbins was later said to be in a manic state due to his bipolar disorder. He was also found to have drugs in his system.
One year later, Robbins was suspended for using steroids.
Then in 2005, Miami Beach officers fought with Robbins during a burglary call at a South Beach building, according to the Herald. Three Miami Beach officers were injured and Robbins was shot twice during the melee.
Robbins violated his probation twice before the arrest for possession of crack cocaine.
According to the Herald, with credit for jail time already served, Robbins will spend at least the next 1 ½ in state prison. He said he wants to write an autobiography and hopes to start a foundation for people with bipolar disorder.