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Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Denard Robinson files guilty plea

By Michael Rothstein
WolverineNation

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan senior quarterback Denard Robinson pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of driving with a suspended or revoked license, according to court records.

The resolution of the case means that he has no travel restrictions for the Wolverines' upcoming bowl game.

Robinson, Michigan's starter the past three seasons and the Big Ten's career rushing leader by a quarterback with 4,395 yards, was cited for driving with a suspended or revoked license on Chandler Road in Bath Township, Mich., just north of East Lansing, at about 1:33 a.m. ET Nov. 4.

Robinson had missed the first game of his college career Nov. 3, when the Wolverines played at Minnesota, because of a right elbow injury.

Lt. Lyle Lindemulder of the Bath Township Police Department said Robinson was pulled over because he failed to signal and because he had expired registration tags on his license plate. Lindemulder said the tags expired this year.

Robinson initially pleaded not guilty to the charge on Nov. 21, but he missed a Dec. 14 court date, leading to a bench warrant. The warrant was canceled Monday, when Robinson showed up and pleaded guilty to the charge, along with having expired license plates on a 2001 Pontiac.

Robinson had to pay $870 in fines and court costs for the charge of driving with a suspended or revoked license, along with $65 for the expired registration tags.

Robinson, Michigan's all-time leader in total offense, has completed 427 of 746 passes for 6,250 yards, 49 touchdowns and 39 interceptions in his career, along with 42 rushing touchdowns. He is expected to play quarterback, running back and wide receiver in the Outback Bowl on Jan. 1 against South Carolina.