Carolina con cites race bias, wins death sentence challenge

RALEIGH, N.C., April 20 (UPI) -- A North Carolina inmate's death sentence was changed to life in prison Friday when a judge ruled blacks had been excluded from juries in capital cases.

Death penalty appeal alleges racial bias

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- A convicted killer in North Carolina is challenging his death sentence, contending prosecutors deliberately eliminated blacks from his jury.

COL FB: Miami 16, Virginia Tech 14

MIAMI, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Allen Bailey made the last of Miami's six sacks on fourth down with two minutes remaining Thursday, preserving the Hurricanes 16-14 win over Virginia Tech.
WR Marcus Robinson to retire from NFL

WR Marcus Robinson to retire from NFL

LAKE FOREST, Ill., June 9 (UPI) -- Wide receiver Marcus Robinson, who played in more than 100 NFL games, said Monday he was retiring from professional football as a Chicago Bear.

Detroit Lions ink three free agents

DETROIT, April 25 (UPI) -- The Detroit Lions Wednesday signed three free agents -- cornerback Keith Smith and wide receivers Marcus Robinson and Cliff Russell -- to one-year deals.

Vikings cut Robinson on Christmas Eve

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Just as Marcus Robinson was enjoying his Christmas Eve, the NFL wide receiver got a call from the Minnesota Vikings informing him he was cut from the team.

NFL: Minnesota 31, Arizona 26

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Brad Johnson had three touchdown passes Sunday afternoon and the Minnesota Vikings withstood a big Arizona rally to beat the Cardinals, 31-26.

NFL: Minnesota 31, Seattle 13

SEATTLE, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Chester Taylor rushed for 169 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries Sunday as the Minnesota Vikings beat Seattle, 31-13.

NFL: Buffalo 17, Minnesota 12

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- J.P. Losman passed for 222 yards and one touchdown Sunday as Buffalo beat the Minnesota Vikings, 17-12.

NFL: Minnesota 10, Dallas 10 (tie)

IRVING, Texas, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- The Dallas Cowboys tied the score late but Mike Vanderjagt missed two overtime field-goal attempts in a 10-10 exhibition tie with the Minnesota Vikings.

NFL: Minnesota 24, Cleveland 12

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Brad Johnson threw three touchdown passes Sunday as the Minnesota Vikings beat the Cleveland Browns, 24-12.

NFL: Carolina 38, Minnesota 13

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Steve Smith gained 199 receiving yards Sunday to help Carolina beat the Minnesota Vikings, 38-13.

NFL: Minnesota 38, New Orleans 31

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Daunte Culpepper passed for 425 yards and five touchdowns Sunday night to lead the Minnesota Vikings to a 38-31 victory over the New Orleans Saints.

NFL: Minnesota 34, Houston 28 (OT)

HOUSTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Minnesota's Daunte Culpepper threw five touchdown passes, including a 50-yarder in overtime, in a 34-28 win Sunday over Houston.

NFL: Minnesota 35, Dallas 17

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Daunte Culpepper threw for 242 yards and five touchdowns Sunday as the Minnesota Vikings posted a 35-17 win over the Dallas Cowboys.
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Marcus Robinson
Marcus Robinson breaks up a pass intended for St. Louis Rams Travis Fisher in the third quarterat the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis on November 9, 2003. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Marcus Robinson (born February 27, 1975) is a former American football player in the NFL, who played the position of wide receiver. He has played for the Chicago Bears, the Baltimore Ravens, and the Minnesota Vikings, as well as the Rhein Fire. He founded the Marcus Robinson Foundation for underprivileged children. He is referred to by commentators as "goo goo g'joob" Marcus Robinson, a play on a line from the Beatles song, "I am the Walrus."

Robinson attended Peach County High School in Fort Valley, Georgia, where he starred in football and track. In football, he won All-America and All-State honors as a wide receiver, free safety, and punter. In track, he won regional titles on the 100 and 200 meter dashes. He also played wide receiver at the University of South Carolina. Marcus Robinson is currently a gym teacher for a private school, Valeo Academy, in Hoffman Estates, IL. One of the phrases he says the most to his students is, "Don't give up, even if you can't run it at least jog it."

Marcus Robinson enjoyed some success with the Bears, setting a team record with 1,400 receiving yards in 1999. Injuries forced him into a journeyman role for the rest of his career. He was the leading wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings before he was inexplicably cut on Christmas Eve, 2006. The unusual move came a day after the St. Paul Pioneer Press published an interview with Robinson in which he expressed displeasure with the Vikings' 6-9 record.. He signed a one-day contract with the Chicago Bears in June 2008, citing his desire to retire with the team that gave him his first chance in pro football.

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