Robinson arrested for suspended license

Aug. 19, 2009 at 1:55 PM
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NEW YORK, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- New York Knicks basketball player Nate Robinson was free Wednesday after being arrested for driving on a suspended license, police say.

The 5-foot-9 free agent guard, an expert at slam-dunking, was pulled over by New York police in his 2006 Infiniti Tuesday afternoon for not wearing a seat belt, a police source told the New York Daily News, adding that a license check revealed Robinson's license had been suspended due to an outstanding traffic summons.

Robinson's license has been suspended four times since June 2008 for failing to pay ticket fines or answer summons, the New York Post reported, including the most recent suspension, which was issued on June 23.

The high-octane guard posted several comments to his Twitter account while he was stopped, the Daily News said, including one that read, "I am still pulled over and its been 35 min they have me sit in my truck like i dnt have s#* 2 do lol."

After he was released, however, Robinson posted another "tweet," saying, "I was irresponsible earlier when I tweeted about being pulled over. ... I apologize to the Knicks, my family and fans."

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