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University of Colorado defensive end Nathaniel Blake Robbins was arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning. Boulder Police officers responded to a 911 call that indicated a domestic dispute.
Robbins, 22, was arrested on suspicion of assaulting his ex-girlfriend and her roommates after they tried to intervene at their apartment on Arapahoe Avenue after a disagreement, as the Boulder Daily Camera first reported.
Robbins reportedly chased after the roommates, who had ran to a neighbor’s home to call the police. He then allegedly tried to break down the front door.
When officers arrived at the scene, the report says one of them held Robbins at gunpoint, but the 6-foot-5, 265-pound defensive lineman managed to tackle one of the officers, and may have assaulted the other.
The charges against Robbins include: two counts of first-degree assault on a peace officer and two counts of both second and third-degree assault. Robbins also faces 12 other charges which include but are not exclusive to: first-degree burglary, second-degree kidnapping, resisting arrest and second-degree arson.
Robbins had no prior criminal record, but has since been suspended indefinitely from all football activities.
“I am deeply troubled by these allegations,” head coach Mike MacIntyre said in an official statement on Monday. “I also offer sincere apologies to the victims in this case, including two Boulder Police officers.”
The two officers were reported to have both sustained concussions following the incident, and have not yet been cleared to return to duty.
Robbins could face up to 96 years in prison if convicted on everything he is charged with. He is currently being held in the Boulder County Jail on a $100,000 bond.
The charges against him are set to be officially filed on Wednesday.