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May 5, 1992
Jerry Robinson, 36, was released Monday by the Raiders after seven seasons. According to the Raiders, it was a mutual decision. Robinson, a 13-year-NFL veteran who starred at UCLA, was acquired by the Raiders from Philadelphia in 1985. The first-round draft choice by the Eagles in 1979, Robinson has hinted that he may look for a job with another NFL team for the 1992 season.
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May 10, 2009 | Geoff Boucher
Jerry Robinson, an essential figure in the early history of Batman and the American comic book, has many of his vintage ink treasures on display right now at the Skirball Cultural Center, among them his original 1940 sketch of the Joker, the cackling clown who today rivals Darth Vader and Hannibal Lecter in popcorn-movie villainy. But, in Robinson's long and wandering career as an illustrator, this new, sleek installation is hardly the most important art show -- that distinction belongs to a one-man exhibit he staged 70 years ago on a tennis court in the Catskills.
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SPORTS
November 11, 1987
Linebacker Jerry Robinson of the Raiders was fined $750 and placed on probation Tuesday after he pleaded no contest to one count of driving under the influence of drugs. Deputy district attorney Betty Seawell said Robinson, 30, was placed on three years' probation and ordered into a drug-alcohol treatment program by Torrance Municipal Court Commissioner Andrew Kauffmann. Kaufmann also agreed to suspend a six-month jail sentence but did restrict Robinson's driver's license, Seawell added.
SPORTS
August 17, 1997 | Associated Press
White, USC's Heisman Trophy winner in 1979, and former UCLA coach Red Sanders were among those inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame at South Bend, Ind. Joining them was Jerry Robinson, a linebacker at UCLA and the first Bruin to win consensus All-American honors three consecutive years (1976-78). Miami Hurricane senior receiver Jammi German, still under scrutiny for a limousine ride he took with two teammates in November 1995, has been declared ineligible by the university because of possible ethical misconduct during the investigation.
SPORTS
July 31, 1987 | MARK HEISLER, Times Staff Writer
Jerry Robinson, the Raider linebacker arrested for possession of cocaine, said Thursday that he has become involved in an alcoholism rehabilitation program. "I did it for my own good," Robinson said, as he and the other veterans reported to camp. "I had to sit down and take a hard look at myself. I realize I can't drink anymore. "This is something we (Robinson and the Raiders) are doing together. This is not the law doing this, or the league doing this. "I'm fine.
SPORTS
August 15, 1987
Raider linebacker Jerry Robinson, on probation for the past two years on a reckless driving conviction, could have probation revoked because of recent drug arrests, officials said. The motion to revoke Robinson's probation was filed on Thursday by the district attorney's office, spokesman Al Albergate said Friday. A hearing has been scheduled Sept. 8. Robinson was arrested last month in the Palos Verdes area and charged with two felony counts of possession of cocaine and codeine.
SPORTS
October 1, 1985 | MARK HEISLER, Times Staff Writer
Found: another Raider comic. These weren't in short supply, but their number grew by one when they acquired Jerry Robinson, the former Bruin, one-time Pro Bowl linebacker and recent holdout, who got his wish Monday and became an ex-Philadelphia Eagle. Robinson is also a native of Santa Rosa, where the Raiders once trained. He was one of those little kids who idolized them and wasn't allowed in to see their practices which were then, as now, closed.
SPORTS
February 2, 1991 | CHRIS DUFRESNE and TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A total of seven starters from the Raiders and Rams were left unprotected by their teams when the NFL's list of Plan B free agents was released Friday. The Raiders exposed three defensive starters, safety Mike Harden and linebackers Riki Ellison and Jerry Robinson, and the Rams chose not to protect six-time Pro Bowl center Doug Smith, defensive end Doug Reed, tight end Pete Holohan and safety Vince Newsome. In addition, kicker Mike Lansford was left unprotected for the second year in a row.
SPORTS
January 19, 1996 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Charles White, former USC running back and winner of the 1979 Heisman Trophy, and the late Red Sanders, who coached at UCLA from 1949 to 1957, were among a group of 12 selected to the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame in Larchmont, N.Y., on Thursday. Sanders, whose 1954 team went 9-0 and won the national championship, was the only coach selected. His overall record at Vanderbilt and UCLA was 102-41-4, and he won three straight Pacific Coast Conference titles from 1953 to '55.
SPORTS
May 5, 1992
Jerry Robinson, 36, was released Monday by the Raiders after seven seasons. According to the Raiders, it was a mutual decision. Robinson, a 13-year-NFL veteran who starred at UCLA, was acquired by the Raiders from Philadelphia in 1985. The first-round draft choice by the Eagles in 1979, Robinson has hinted that he may look for a job with another NFL team for the 1992 season.
SPORTS
August 28, 1991 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
The Raiders survived their waiver wire gambles, allowing the team to set its final 47-man roster. As expected, veteran linebacker Jerry Robinson and quarterback Vince Evans cleared waivers and were returned to the active roster. Robinson, 34, is a 12-year veteran who will earn $710,000. The Raiders guessed correctly that other NFL teams were not interested in Robinson's age or salary. He has lost his starting job in the team's regular defense but is still a member of pass defense packages.
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August 27, 1991 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Raiders' roster cut to 47 players Monday took with it some famous names--linebacker Jerry Robinson, quarterback Vince Evans and kick returner Ron Brown. Stay tuned for the rest of the story. "What you see is not always what you get," Coach Art Shell said. In the annual rite of NFL roster juggling, veteran players are routinely released on final cutdown day to protect younger talent, injured players or both on the final roster.
SPORTS
August 1, 1991 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a profession where careers average fewer than four years, Raider linebacker Jerry Robinson is Tyrannosaurus rex. At 34, the Ice Age cometh. His 23-year-old teammates wonder what life was like back in the 1970s, without MTV, when Robinson was a three-time All-American at UCLA. The Raider kids call Robinson "Pops." It was good fun until they sought employment at Robinson headquarters, strong outside linebacker.
SPORTS
July 20, 1991
Regarding the article on Todd Marinovich signing with the Raiders (July 15), how much money will Todd get as an annual incentive to stay clean of drugs? Do Jerry Robinson and Greg Townsend also have such "incentives" in their contracts to stay clean? How about all the other Raiders who have never had drug problems: What incentives do their contracts hold for them? Todd Marinovich and his contract is a sham. The situation is a farce. Thank God he is not at USC anymore. HOWARD COHEN Sepulveda
NEWS
July 16, 1987 | From United Press International
Los Angeles Raiders all-pro linebacker Jerry Robinson was arrested early today on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs and felony possession of cocaine and codeine, deputies said. Robinson, 30, was stopped after he drove his gray Mercedes Benz through flares laid out by deputies at the scene of a traffic accident at Crenshaw Boulevard and Indian Peak Road, near his home in Rancho Palos Verdes, Deputy Pete Fosselman said.
SPORTS
July 20, 1991
Regarding the article on Todd Marinovich signing with the Raiders (July 15), how much money will Todd get as an annual incentive to stay clean of drugs? Do Jerry Robinson and Greg Townsend also have such "incentives" in their contracts to stay clean? How about all the other Raiders who have never had drug problems: What incentives do their contracts hold for them? Todd Marinovich and his contract is a sham. The situation is a farce. Thank God he is not at USC anymore. HOWARD COHEN Sepulveda
SPORTS
February 2, 1991 | CHRIS DUFRESNE and TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A total of seven starters from the Raiders and Rams were left unprotected by their teams when the NFL's list of Plan B free agents was released Friday. The Raiders exposed three defensive starters, safety Mike Harden and linebackers Riki Ellison and Jerry Robinson, and the Rams chose not to protect six-time Pro Bowl center Doug Smith, defensive end Doug Reed, tight end Pete Holohan and safety Vince Newsome. In addition, kicker Mike Lansford was left unprotected for the second year in a row.
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