Alabama Football: Sophomore LB charged with DUI

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An Alabama football linebacker has been charged with a DUI

One week before the start of Alabama football’s 2021 season, a reserve linebacker has been charged with a DUI. Quandarrius Robinson, a sophomore out of Birmingham, has been charged after being involved in a car wreck. Michael Casagrande was the first to report the story.

Robinson was involved in a three-car wreck in Tuscaloosa late Saturday night. Two of the cars were severely damaged, but no one was hurt. This morning, Robinson was listed on a $1000 bond.

Robinson was a highly-touted recruit for Alabama football, but he did not play as a true freshman. He technically still has five years of eligibility left due to COVID-19, but that does not mean he will stay for five seasons. After a year of no action, Robinson would have been a special teams player at most this season.

Playing outside linebacker, Robinson was slotted behind Chris Allen, Will Anderson, Drew Sanders and Chris Braswell. Regardless of playing SAM or JACK linebacker, he was not expected to crack the two-deep depth chart for Alabama football.

Alabama football has a sad history with DUI arrests. The one fans will remember was when LaBryan Ray was charged with a DUI despite not driving. He was asleep in his car in a parking lot, which is still technically illegal if you have the ability to put the car in drive.

Mac Jones was also charged with a DUI early in his collegiate career. He had to work to gain trust back as he grew from his potentially fatal mistake. Alabama has also had an offensive lineman and a staffer get charged with DUIs.

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While Robinson wasn’t expected to play a large role in Alabama’s season opener, this still puts his future in question. We’ll have to wait for more information from Nick Saban and Robinson himself.