Colorado’s Nathaniel Robbins arrested after tackling police officers, domestic dispute

Colorado Buffaloes defensive lineman Nathaniel Robbins has found himself in a world of trouble after a string of bad decisions over the weekend led to his arrest on 18 charges related to a domestic dispute.

According to the Denver PostRobbins was charged with  two counts of first-degree assault on a peace officer, two counts of second-degree assault, two counts of third-degree assault, two counts of criminal mischief, first-degree burglary, attempted second-degree kidnapping, second-degree burglary, resisting arrest, second-degree arson, obstruction of telephone services, harassment, obstructing peace officers and domestic violence.


Police initially responded to calls regarding a domestic dispute between Robbins and a woman.

The woman allegedly got angry at Robbins after suspecting he was cheating on her. She then decided to pour water on Robbins’ face which drastically escalated the dispute.

Robbins then attacked the woman. Per the report, he decided to “grab her and throw her around the room, grabbing her throat several times and attempting to choke her.” When police arrived, Robbins was still violent and knocked two officers down steps.

Robbins has remained in jail since the incident and is suspended from the football team.

“I am deeply troubled by these allegations. They don’t represent the values of our university or football team,” head football coach Mike MacIntyre said in a statement. “I also offer sincere apologies to the victims in this case, including two Boulder police officers. We have a strong and collaborative relationship with the Boulder Police Department, and I am very disappointed in Blake’s alleged conduct.”

If Robbins is proven guilty of any of the charges, it’s safe to say he will never suit up for the Buffaloes again.

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