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Bucs guard Robertson shot, released from hospital in California

Bucs offensive lineman Dominique Robertson, an undrafted rookie competing to make the team as a backup, was hospitalized with gunshot wounds in Loma Linda, California, on Thursday morning and has since been questioned by police and released.

Robertson's attorney, Zulu Ali of Riverside, Calif., said Saturday that Robertson was shot twice in the leg and is "doing OK," having been released from the hospital Friday night. He was questioned by police about the shooting for about four hours, Ali said, reiterating that his client was a "victim" and "bystander" in the shooting.

Robertson told police he was shot outside an apartment complex, though San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputies responding there "were unable to locate evidence (of) a crime scene," according to a release. Neighbors told deputies they did not hear any gunshots or disturbances in the area.

Robertson's mother told the Riverside Press Enterprise he was staying with friends at the apartment complex. Robertson is the nephew of Bucs offensive line coach George Warhop.

"We are aware of the reports concerning Dominique Robertson," the Bucs said in a statement Saturday morning. "We can confirm that he has been released from the hospital and is at home resting. We are in the process of gathering more information, but our primary concern is for Dominique's health and well-being."

Robertson, who played at West Georgia, worked as a second-team guard at the Bucs' OTA practices and mandatory minicamp, though the team was practicing without starting guard J.R. Sweezy. The Bucs open training camp July 28 in Tampa, with rookies due to report July 25.

[Last modified: Saturday, July 2, 2016 11:46am]

    

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