Tests Show Suns’ Robinson Was Drunk

From Times Wire Services

Lab tests show that Phoenix Sun forward Clifford Robinson was legally intoxicated when he was pulled over and arrested and had a small amount of marijuana in his possession.

Robinson had a blood-alcohol level of 0.146, said Scottsdale police spokesman Scott Reed. Arizona’s driving under intoxication limit is 0.10.

Tests also confirmed a foil packet found in Robinson’s Porsche contained less than a gram of marijuana, Reed said. Traces of marijuana were found in the car’s ash tray and in a pipe discovered in the car.


Robinson was arrested for investigation of DUI and possession of marijuana Monday. Police said they stopped Robinson because he was speeding and weaving on the road.

A police report the next day said Robinson told police he had smoked marijuana on the evening he was arrested and acknowledged having a couple of beers.


One of the NBA’s best-known hecklers said today’s fans are pushing the bounds of decency.

“I never used profanity, I didn’t make remarks about sexual orientation, and I never made racial comments,” said Robin Ficker, who, for most of the 1980s and 1990s sat directly behind the visitor’s bench at Washington Bullet games.

Ficker’s good-natured antics, such as reading aloud from the book “The Jordan Rules” when the former Chicago Bull star and current Wizard executive Michael Jordan was on the bench, helped him to befriend some of the NBA’s top players.

Ficker, 57, hasn’t been to a game since the then-Bullets and now Wizards moved into the MCI Center in 1997.

The team, Ficker said, wouldn’t give him the same seat, so he turned his attention to Atlantic Coast Conference basketball.



Oakland police say a man on probation admitted robbing Golden State Warrior center Erick Dampier of more than $100,000 in cash and jewelry.

Investigators say Archie Williams of Oakland told two officers he held up Dampier on Jan. 31 in the parking lot of a home supply store. They say Williams told them he didn’t recognize Dampier.

Dampier said he was walking through the parking lot when he was confronted by a man with a gun who demanded he turn over his money and jewelry.

Dampier said he gave the man a diamond-studded watch and bracelet worth about $100,000, and about $3,000 in cash.

The car Dampier described was spotted earlier this week and pulled over. Police said that was when Williams admitted to the holdup and said he did not know what happened to the loot.

Williams was booked for investigation of armed robbery and violating his probation for drug and assault convictions.