Vikings release Koren Robinson

The title says it all. The Vikings release Koren Robinson.

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14 Responses to Vikings release Koren Robinson

  1. jwrenn29 08/26/2006 at 6:55 PM #

    Ugh. I was hoping he was beyond this. He needs help.

  2. vtpackfan 08/26/2006 at 7:56 PM #

    After party boat incident of last year this is not to surprising. Hope Koren can find the answers, godwilling.

  3. PAPacker 08/26/2006 at 10:52 PM #

    This may be more than State could do as an institution, but I wish there were a way to provide some lasting support as these guys head off into the high glamour high stakes world of professional sports. For most people in the sport, these athletes exist only as dollar signs, their weaknesses are quickly exposed by the bright light, then they crash and burn. I know David Thompson is a model for dealing with issues like this and remaking your life. I wish more support could be created like what he has found and done.

  4. Slader4881 08/27/2006 at 12:16 AM #

    It’s just like children, you can try to teach them right from wrong but in the end it comes down to the individual. I really hate this for Koren, but it is no one elses fault but his own’s.

    I would love to see the Panthers take a shot at him after some serious rehab. They could use a return guy to help D’angelo.

  5. redfred2 08/27/2006 at 12:53 AM #

    That really stinks! Great athlete, liked by teamates, and $12.7M on the line. How many bad examples does a man need?

  6. NCSUDude17 08/27/2006 at 1:49 AM #

    truly sad

  7. SuperStuff 08/27/2006 at 10:34 PM #

    Wow…. Very stupid thing to do when you get a second chance like that. I don’t really blame the Vikings after all the crap they had to go through in the media last year. I’m not sure what is right for Koren, but it seems to me he’ll need to sit out a year from the NFL.

  8. Wulfpack 08/28/2006 at 7:47 AM #

    Slader, don’t count on John Fox and Marty Hurney to take a stab at K Rob even if he sobers up. Character counts big time these days in Pantherville.

  9. CarnifeX 08/28/2006 at 8:12 AM #
  10. Wulfpack 08/28/2006 at 8:23 AM #

    I understand Carnife….hence why I posted that this morning. If you ever listen to Marty’s and Fox’s comments about player personnel, character is always mentioned “these days”. Time after time after time.

    About that article, how sad is that? I just don’t get it.

  11. GoldenChain 08/28/2006 at 3:07 PM #

    What gets me is how the league has ignored illegal drug us for years (whether performance or just plain while powder….LT) but now seem to have a zero tolerance for alcohol.
    Granted it’s stupid, it’s wrong, and something should action should be taken but dang, many of these guys are being arrested for what would not have been considered drunk when I was 18!
    Yet guys are going to the SB, and going into the HoF who are big time users of illegal drugs.

  12. tcthdi-tgsf-twhwtnc 08/28/2006 at 3:40 PM #

    The world has gone mad- A Dewey gets you fired? Those Madd women have help to destroy a lot of lives in the process of saving some. While at the same time lining the pockets of attorneys and insurance companies. For the most part the two must disgusting groups of people in the country.

    Koren is about a 25 year old guy that got a DUI as did well over a thousand other people last week this hardly makes him a problem child. I understand he has had some problems with alcohol but this doesn’t make him very unique. I would estimate over 1,000 cars leaving CF Stadium every Saturday afternoon are operated by those who are legally drunk as well as 75% of the cars driving up and down Glennwood south from midnight to 2am on a weekend night.

    Yes- throw the book at anyone that is caught DRUNK and driving but today’s laws are crazy. And No I never drink and drive but can’t stand it when the masses allow themselves to be brainwashed by a bunch of mad women because someones kid got killed in a car accident. Let’s put up Nazi style road blocks to see if anyone may be breaking the law. If someone’s kid gets killed playing football, must we stop all people from ever playing football? I guess so it is the safe thing to do.

  13. Wulfpack 08/28/2006 at 3:53 PM #

    The Minnesota owner isn’t playing around with off-the-field issues. He made this very clear since last season, no ifs ands or buts. KR put his life and others in jeapordy, not to mention his job, and it bit him in the backside. He has no one to blame but himself.

  14. Wolfpack4ever 08/28/2006 at 6:37 PM #

    Rehab and treatment are a joke. Ask those people what they are treating and they can’t answer past the label “alcoholism.” So Koren goes to rehab/treatment and everybody thinks he’s cured or OK. Delusion.

    Kids come out of HS and we think they are just the hotest thing going. They got HS clippings, honors, awards and alums singing their praises. Nobody bothers to look deep and see the real insecurities that live inside these young men. Beverage alcohol takes away the insecurities, the fears and doubts and often masks the core values instilled by good parents.

    Alcohol is a “social” drink. The NFL officer who metes out the punishment explains his actions to his cohorts over a cordial or cocktail. A bit confusing to a young man living out of his element, wouldn’t you say. A Koren Robinson will have trouble say “No” when the spector of ridicule is overhead when he is offered a drink. Isn’t drinking the manly thing to do? Sure looks like it in the beer ads seen on TV.

    The first Panther center, Whitney I believe his name was, had a problem with alcohol. What dd we do to assist him? I can tell you. He got BS’d into thinking that rehab/tratment was just the answer for him. What he needed and Koren needs, I say, is to put the plug in the jug, get some dry time behind them and start looking at what it is they are up to in life and is it worth pissing away for a few moments of false courage.

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