JACKSONVILLE, Fla.- Jacksonville Jaguars running back Denard Robinson was behind the wheel of a vehicle that ended up in a retention pond near the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Southside
Police reports say Robinson and his passenger were passed out or asleep when officers arrived just after 4 a.m. Sunday. The front side of the black Chevy Impala was submerged in the water.
Police officers knocked on the door to wake them up, according to the report.
The driver (Denard Robinson) opened his eyes and then went back to sleep. I continued
to knock on the window until the passenger Marissa Staples woke up and rolled the window down and said “what’s up”.
I explained that their vehicle was in a pond and that they needed to exit the vehicle. The passenger attempted to roll the window back up. I was able to reach in the vehicle and unlock the door so I could help the occupants exit the vehicle.
The passenger refused to exit the vehicle and had to be pulled out of the car. The driver was passed out during this whole process. I was able to wake the driver but had to turn the vehicle off and remove his seatbelt.
The driver thought he was on a road and did not want to exit the vehicle. I had to tell the driver multiple times his car was in a pond and was sinking so he needed to hurry up and get
Robinson and the passenger were not hurt and will not be charged with a crime, police say.
Robinson tweeted Tuesday that he was involved in the crash and was not hurt.
The Jaguars issued a statement saying "The team is aware that running back Denard Robinson was involved in a single-car accident over the weekend and is thankful that nobody was injured."
Robinson was selected in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft. The Michigan product has collected 914 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns during his tenure with Jacksonville. He has also caught 44 passes for 288 receiving yards.
Entering his fourth season with the team, Robinson will play behind T.J. Yeldon and Chris Ivory in the running back rotation. He is set to become a free agent next summer.