Boise State player sentenced in bar fight case

Suspended Boise State player Jason Robinson has been ordered to

spend 180 days in jail and pay at least $29,000 in restitution for

breaking another man’s jaw during a fight at a downtown bar.

Robinson pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery Tuesday in a plea

agreement. The judge suspended 160 days of the sentence, but also

placed Robinson on probation for two years and ordered 200 hours of

community service.

Robinson apologized for his behavior and said he’s learned a

lesson. He was initally charged with a felony, but a felony

conviction would have ended his eligibility for his athletic

scholarship.

The 21-year-old safety was suspended in March by coach Chris

Petersen and didn’t participate in spring drills. Last season, he

made 26 tackles playing mostly on special teams.