USF reinstates cornerback Lamar Robins

Published March 27, 2016

TAMPA — Veteran USF cornerback Lamar Robbins, among two Bulls charged with firing a gun on campus last fall hours after a home victory against Syracuse, has been reinstated.

"He's back on the team," Bulls coach Willie Taggart said after Saturday's practice, where Robbins had an interception. "He's just like all the other guys. He handled his business, took care of his consequences and now we're moving on and getting better and learning from our mistakes."

The other player involved in the Oct. 11 incident, backup offensive lineman Benjamin Knox, reportedly has transferred to Independence (Kan.) Community College.

The school indicated Saturday that criminal charges were dropped against Robbins. He went last fall before USF's Student Rights and Responsibilities Board, which took no action. He didn't play the remainder of the 2015 season, but wasn't suspended from school and missed no class time.

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