It’s been almost a month since Denard Robinson’s car drove through an intersection and into a retention pond, where the vehicle was found sinking. But the Jacksonville Jaguars’ running back claims that he was not under the influence of any substance, and he simply fell asleep.
“If that was the case, I would have had a DUI,” Robinson told reporters.
“You read what you read. I don’t want to go against it. I don’t want to say nothing against nobody. I talked to the police already so it’s something that I don’t really too much care about talking about,” Robinson continued.
“…They questioned me. They did a lot of questions. They did a lot of tests.”
According to Robinson, he fell asleep at the stoplight after what he called a “busy day.” His 29-year-old cousin was in the passenger seat, and Robinson is thankful that no one got hurt.
"I feel blessed," he said. "It could have been a situation where I couldn't be talking to y'all right now. The situation could have been way worse than that. I could have hurt somebody or killed somebody. I'm truly blessed that nothing happened to nobody. I came off [with] no harm, no scratches or nothing. The passenger [wasn't hurt either].
"I think it's one of those things that open your eyes and say you've got to count your blessings and I understand that."
But there have understandably been a lot of questions surrounding the incident. Robinson wasn’t convinced to leave his car right away, and police had to tell him multiple times that his car was sinking. He also wasn’t given a drug or alcohol test at the scene, though an officer determined that the 25-year-old wasn’t impaired.
A week after the incident, Robinson was given a citation for reckless driving. An investigation remains ongoing.