The sad story of Barret Robbins, the former Oakland Raiders center who went AWOL the day before Super Bowl XXXVII and ended up partying in Tijuana after not taking his depression medication, has had a rough month in South Florida where he’s been arrested again. Robbins, 47, has been in and out of trouble ever since his NFL career ended in 2003 after nine seasons with the Raiders.
According to South Florida radio host Andy Slater, Robbins has been arrested three times over the last month. “Police say they’ve found him frequently sleeping outside of a 7-Eleven,” Slater reports. Robbins
“If when I got into a manic episode I can ask for help, I’d be OK,” Robbins said in a 2011 interview. “But when I go into a manic episode, it’s not in me to ask for help. It doesn’t happen that way. That’s the frustrating part about it. I know what’s going on, but I’m not conscious of my decisions. I’m just basically sleepwalking. That’s really what it is. That’s what it amounts to.”
Robbins was suspended by Raiders coach Bill Callahan over the Super Bowl incident and eventually spent 30 days at the Betty Ford Clinic where he was diagnosed as bipolar. His life since then has included pleading guilty to an attempted murder charge, drug charges and felony battery.
Former Raiders lineman Barret Robbins was arrested in South Florida for the third time in the past month.
Police say they’ve found him frequently sleeping outside of a 7-Eleven. pic.twitter.com/yjTkgzTa8r
— Andy Slater (@AndySlater) October 3, 2020
The Lost Barret Robbins Interview tonight at 10pm on NBC Sports Bay Area pic.twitter.com/KeFyXUwRP6
— Vegas Nation (@VegasNation) July 9, 2020