TAMPA -- Two days before rookies report for training camp, the Bucs have waived guard Dominique Robertson, who was shot twice in the leg last month while visiting relatives in California.
Robertson, 22, who had gotten a $7,500 signing bonus as an undrafted rookie, was waived with a nonfootball injury designation. The Bucs filled the opening by claiming receiver Jonathan Krause, who had been waived by the Eagles.
Robertson's attorney, Zulu Ali, said his client was a "victim" and "bystander" in the shooting in Loma Linda, Calif., but he was questioned by the Sheriff's Office in a neighboring county for four hours the day he was released from the hospital. Robertson is on probation from an arrest in Georgia last year in which he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of obstructing an officer and simple assault. He is the nephew of Bucs offensive line coach George Warhop but faced long odds to make the 53-man roster.
Krause, 24, who played at Vanderbilt, had two catches for 11 yards last year in limited action with the Eagles. He will be one of 12 receivers in camp competing for five or six spots on the Bucs' final roster.
Greg Auman, Times staff writer