Ex-Raiders center Robbins sentenced to five years in prison

Former Oakland Raiders center Barret Robbins has been sentenced to five years in a Florida prison for a drug-related probation violation.

A Miami-Dade County judge imposed the sentence Friday, more than one year after crack cocaine was found in Robbins' car following a traffic stop near Dallas.

*The Miami Herald* reported Friday that Robbins was upbeat after the ruling.

"I'm happy to have a resolution," Robbins told reporters as he was fingerprinted by Miami-Dade jail officers. "It's kind of a relief to be honest with you."

Robbins had been on probation for a 2005 fracas in Miami Beach during which he fought with police, then was shot twice and wounded by Sgt. Mike Muley during a scuffle for the officer's gun.

Muley told Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Daryl Trawick that the incident was "the most traumatic experience of my life in police work."

Trawick admonished Robbins for wasting his gifts as he sentenced him.

"You are a man who had been blessed with extraordinary athletic talent. But instead of using that athletic ability on the football field, you used it against a police officer," Trawick said. "It's time we deal with this once and for all."

Court documents say Robbins suffers from bipolar disorder.

Robbins was a Pro Bowl center for the Raiders, playing from 1995 to 2003. He didn't play in the 2003 Super Bowl against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after disappearing several days before the game, then showing up incoherent the night before in San Diego.

The Raiders released Robbins in 2004 for steroid use.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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