KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Former Tennessee quarterback Tony Robinson pleaded no contest Thursday to charges of attempting to commit the felony of delivering cocaine and was ordered to serve 90 days in the Knox County Penal Farm.
Robinson, 22, who helped lead Tennessee to the Southeastern Conference championship last season, had been indicted on multiple charges of conspiracy and sale and delivery of cocaine. He faced a possible sentence of life in prison.
Also pleading no contest was Kenneth (B.B.) Cooper, 23, the former Tennessee fullback who is Robinson's roommate. Cooper also pleaded no contest to lesser charges and was ordered to serve 150 days in the county penal farm.
A plea of no contest means a defendant accepts punishment but does not admit his guilt to a charge.
The former Volunteers will report to the penal farm Nov. 17. Their trial had been scheduled to begin next week in Knox County Criminal Court.