Purdue sophomore DE arrested for DUI

Purdue football player Gelen Robinson was arrested early Saturday morning for operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.15 percent or more, as well as illegal possession of an alcoholic beverage, according to a report from the Indy Star.

The Purdue Athletic Department said coach Darrell Hazell is aware of the arrest of the sophomore defensive end. Robinson played in 11 games last year for the Boilermakers and recorded 20 tackles, including 2 sacks.

The arrest is Robinson’s second alcohol-related offense in the last year.

He was cited in June of 2014 by the Purdue University Police Department for minor consumption, and entered into a diversion agreement last August which stated that Robinson committed to, among other things, “not consume alcohol or alcoholic beverages,” and to “not enter any bar, tavern or liquor store” for the duration of the agreement.

That diversion agreement was scheduled to expire on August 3, 2015.

Successful completion of a diversion agreement allows an offender to have the charges against them dismissed, provided they abide by the terms and conditions of the agreement until its expiration.

If it is determined that Robinson violated the terms of his agreement with this latest arrest, he could also face prosecution on the original misdemeanor charge.

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