Denard Robinson found alseep behind wheel of car in pond
The Fourth of July weekend turned out to be a scary one for Denard Robinson of the Jaguars.
Early Sunday morning, Robinson and a passenger were both found asleep in a car that had gone off the road and into a pond. Robinson was behind the wheel. According to details in the police report, shared by First Coast News, Robinson was forced to exit the car through the passenger side because the driver’s side was submerged.
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
The driver tried about three times to open the driver’s door which was the side that was under water. I had to keep reminding the driver to climb out of the passenger side because his door was in the water.
Thankfully, neither passenger sustained injuries and Robinson was found to not be impaired. On Tuesday, Robinson took to his Twitter account to let everyone know all involved are alright and to express regret for driving as late as he was.
— Denard Robinson (@DenardX) July 5, 2016
Robinson is set to enter his fourth season in the NFL, all with the Jaguars, after being selected in the fifth round of the 2013 draft. In 2015, he rushed for 266 yards and one touchdown in 13 games. Robinson also caught 21 passes for 164 yards. In the upcoming season, the 25-year-old is expected to split time in a Jacksonville backfield that also includes Chris Ivory and T.J. Yeldon.
H/T The Comeback