Offseason phone calls to the Bucs front office are always answered with a bit of trepidation. Earlier this week one of those calls general managers and head coaches dread took place after rookie undrafted offensive lineman Dominique Robertson was shot in California.
Robertson, nephew of Bucs offensive line coach George Warhop, was treated and released from Loma Linda University Medical Center according to reports.
Details of the incident remain unclear but according to the Press Enterprise, “Robertson told deputies he was shot while outside an apartment building in the 25000 block of Park Avenue, according to the release. Deputies found no evidence or crime scene at that location. Neighboring residents told them they had not heard gunshots.
“Robertson played football at Redlands East Valley and graduated in 2012. He played at Riverside City College and Texas Tech before finishing his college career at Division II West Georgia. Although he wasn’t selected in the NFL Draft, he signed a free-agent contract with the Buccaneers in May and is listed as a guard on the team’s official website.”
The Buccaneers released a statement on Saturday regarding the incident.
“We are aware of the reports concerning Dominique Robertson,” the Bucs said in a statement. “We can confirm that he has been released from the hospital and is at home resting. We are in the process of gathering more information, but our primary concern is for Dominique’s health and well-being.”
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Glad he is okay, but he might have blown his one in a hundred chance to make the team.
Reports that Aquib Talib was seen in the neighborhood have so far, proved to be unfounded.
Maybe he’s another one who accidentally shot himself. Seems to be trendy these days. Plaxico Burress started it all.
The Bucs need to realize Warhop is a lousier chooser of NFL offensive line help than Lovie. Don’t forget his pet Brownie Offensive Linemen he got the Bucs to sign and they were the worst busts ever. Cut his son and move on. He made up a lie to mislead the Police. We don’t need him nor Warhop distracting himself from his duties trying to train his son!
Gee whiz owlykat, Robertson was the one who was shot here.
He may have accidently shot himself, but he isn’t the first idiot to have done that.
From what I understand, Warhop did a commendable job with their rookies last year. If Koetter didn’t think so, he wouldn’t have kept him around.
Most pundits now recognize it was a very inept OC Mark Arroyo’s schemes and play calling that left the Bucs offensive linemen exposed the first year.
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