Michigan receiver spends Friday morning in court

A warrant had been issued for the arrest of Michigan wide receiver Jerald Robinson after Robinson missed a court hearing on March 23. Robinson was scheduled to appear in court following an incident on February 4.

Robinson was charged with malicious destruction of property between $200 and $1,000 according to court records, which is a misdemeanor offense.

It's entirely possible that Robinson wasn't even aware he was supposed to appear in court on that date, as his address in court records is listed as Canton, Ohio. So it's possible that the notice was sent to his address in Ohio while Robinson was in Ann Arbor for school, and he never even knew about it.

A possiblilty supported by the fact that Robinson appeared in court on Friday morning after finding out that a warrant had been issued for his arrest. He was arraigned on the destruction charges and faces up to a year in jail and a $2,000 fine if convicted.

The pretrial hearing was set for May 14.

Robinson is competing for a starting spot on the Wolverines offense this season, but suffered a sprained ankle during last week's spring game. So it hasn't been the best week of his life, but at least it looks as though things have been resolved for now.

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