From Staff Reports
Grambling State guard Chanse Emil Robinson is currently in the Lincoln Parish Detention Center after being arrested at 1:37 p.m. Wednesday by the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office.
The affidavit obtained from the Lincoln Parish Detention Center on Thursday states “Bench Warrant Failure to Appear.”
Robinson, who transferred to Grambling State after originally signing at the University of Buffalo following a decorated prep career at Lincoln Prep, was awaiting a Jan. 11, 2022, hearing on the original charges stemming from allegations in December of 2020.
Robinson was originally arrested on Dec. 19, 2020, and charged with three felony counts of second-degree kidnapping and one felony count of aggravated assault upon a dating partner.
With the Jan. 11 hearing only weeks away, Robinson – a current member of the Tigers men’s basketball team – was practicing with the team and had not played in a game. However, following the publicity of Robinson seeing his first action of the season in Grambling State’s Dec. 21 loss at TCU in Ft. Worth, Robinson was arrested.
Attempts to discover specifics on if Robinson violated restrictions of his original arrest by leaving the state for the TCU game have been unsuccessful so far.
The LPJ also made attempts to contact officials at Grambling State for comment and clarification on the situation, but at press time those calls were not returned.
The Grambling State campus has been the site of a number of unrelated shootings over the past few months with a number of students being victims in these shootings.
Not only did the decision by Grambling State administrators and coaches to allow Robinson to play have resulted in plenty of questions on social media and in the media over the past few days, but it appears to have somehow led to his most recent incarceration.
The Grambling student-athlete handbook only addresses criminal convictions, and not pending cases leaving this in the hands of the school administration. The University Student Code of Conduct only addresses actions committed by individuals during their time as a GSU student. There is no mention of actions committed prior to becoming a Grambling student.
Robinson signed with the University of Buffalo and began his freshman season in the fall of 2020 before leaving the program on Dec. 6, 2020 – 13 days before he was arrested on the original charges in Ruston.
The three-star point guard and two-time Class 1A all-state selection while at Lincoln Prep was the fourth-ranked point guard in Louisiana for the class of 2020.
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