Tyrone Robertson

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Tyrone Robertson
No. 92
Position: Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1979-08-15) August 15, 1979 (age 37)
Place of birth: Danville, Virginia
Career information
College: Georgia
NFL Draft: 2001 / Round: 7 / Pick: 238
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played - started: 12 - 0
Tackles: 19
Sacks: 2.0
Player stats at NFL.com

Julius Tyrone Robertson (born August 15, 1979 in Danville, Virginia) is a former professional American football player who played defensive tackle for one season for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL).

Professional career[edit]

Robertson was drafted in the seventh round of the 2001 NFL draft by the Buffalo Bills. He played in twelve games during his rookie season, recording two sacks and 26 total tackles. He was declared inactive for the first four weeks of the 2002 NFL season, before being suspended for the next four games by the NFL for a repeated violation of the league's substance abuse policy.[1] Robertson's suspension ended on October 28, 2002, and he was subsequently placed on the team's reserve/non-football illness list, where he spent six weeks. On December 10, 2002, the NFL announced that Robertson was suspended for one year for another violation of the substance abuse policy.[2] He remained on the reserve/suspended list until April 15, 2016, when the Bills officially released him from the list.[3]

Legal issues[edit]

On November 22, 2004, Robertson was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and cocaine with the intent to distribute, as well as the possession of a firearm at a Ramada Inn in Danville, Virginia.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tyrone Robertson suspended". UPI.com. October 2, 2002. Retrieved 2016-04-17. 
  2. ^ "Bills' Robertson Suspended a Year". The Los Angeles Times. December 11, 2002. Retrieved 2016-04-17. 
  3. ^ AaronWilson_NFL (April 15, 2016). "Bills cut Tyrone Robertson from reserve-suspended list" (Tweet) – via Twitter. 
  4. ^ Ex-NFL Player Arrested in Danville