Boise State player sentenced in bar fight case

Suspended Boise State player Jason Robinson was sentenced to 180

days in jail and ordered to pay $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 deal

with prosecutors. The judge suspended 160 days of a sentence that

allows him to serve on a county labor crew instead of jail.

Robinson must also serve two years’ probation and complete 200

hours of community service.

Robinson apologized for his behavior and said he has 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. Last season, he

collected 26 tackles playing mostly on special teams.