Robinson arrest adds a strange, sad twist

<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000040" title="Denver Broncos" href="/topic/sports/football/denver-broncos-ORSPT000040.topic">Denver Broncos</a> fans Sarah Hoyt and Vicki Lovato, right, hold up a sign referring to <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000032" title="Atlanta Falcons" href="/topic/sports/football/atlanta-falcons-ORSPT000032.topic">Atlanta Falcons</a>' Eugene Robinson before the start of the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVSPR000004" title="Super Bowl" href="/topic/sports/football/super-bowl-EVSPR000004.topic">Super Bowl</a> in Miami. Robinson, a Pro Bowl safety, was cleared Sunday to start the Super Bowl hours after his arrest on a charge of soliciting an undercover police officer for oral sex. Falcons coach <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT006102" title="Dan Reeves" href="/topic/sports/dan-reeves-PESPT006102.topic">Dan Reeves</a> said the team would not discuss the Saturday night arrest until after the championship game against the Denver Broncos. But he had no misgivings about allowing Robinson to play.

( AMY SANCETTA, AP / January 31, 1999 )

Denver Broncos fans Sarah Hoyt and Vicki Lovato, right, hold up a sign referring to Atlanta Falcons' Eugene Robinson before the start of the Super Bowl in Miami. Robinson, a Pro Bowl safety, was cleared Sunday to start the Super Bowl hours after his arrest on a charge of soliciting an undercover police officer for oral sex. Falcons coach Dan Reeves said the team would not discuss the Saturday night arrest until after the championship game against the Denver Broncos. But he had no misgivings about allowing Robinson to play.

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