Jacksonville, Fla. — Jaguars running back Denard Robinson insists he wasn’t under the influence of drugs or alcohol when he fell asleep behind the wheel of his car that rolled through a red light and into a retention pond.
Robinson was cited for careless driving a week after the July 3 accident.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office’s began an investigation of officers who responded to the scene.
“I feel blessed, man,” Robinson said Thursday after the team’s first training camp practice.
“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.
“It’s one of those things that open your eyes and say you’ve got to count your blessing, and I understand that.”
Robinson said he “ended up dozing off” at the intersection a little after 4 a.m. after a “busy day.”
The former Michigan star added he “probably should have just stayed in.”
Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell believes his surgically repaired right knee feels so good he could play “tomorrow.”
The wait will be considerably longer for the former Michigan State star if his appeal for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy is denied.
While Bell apologized for being a distraction, he declined to get into specifics, saying only he was notified in March that he’d been suspended.
ESPN.com reported Bell missed a drug test.
... Ryan Fitzpatrick reported to the Jets after agreeing to a one-year, $12 million deal on Wednesday.
... The Vikings gave coach Mike Zimmer a contract extension.
Terms were not disclosed.