Buccaneers OL Dominique Robertson's Mother Says Son Was Shot in California

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJuly 2, 2016

West Georgia offensive lineman Dominique Robertson runs the 40 yard dash at the NFL football scouting combine, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie offensive lineman Dominique Robertson reportedly suffered gunshot wounds that sent him to the hospital in California. 

Per Alex Groves and John M. Blodgett of the Press-Enterprise, Robertson's mother, Tijuana Ross, confirmed her son was taken to and released from Loma Linda University Medical Center and has been detained by Riverside County sheriff’s deputies.

The Tampa Bay Times' Greg Auman provided a statement from the Buccaneers:  

Greg Auman @gregauman

Here's full Bucs statement on rookie guard Dominique Robertson, who was shot twice in leg Thursday in California. https://t.co/ERLQYRiHRH

Per Groves and Blodgett's report, Sheriff’s Department spokesman Armando Munoz said "a person had been detained for questioning but would not release a name, citing the ongoing investigation."

The report added, citing a San Bernardino County sheriff’s news release, that deputies responded to a call at the Loma Linda University Medical Center emergency room, where Robertson was being treated, around 3:30 a.m. on Thursday. 

The release also noted that Robertson told the sheriff's deputies he was shot outside of an apartment building, though deputies did not find any "evidence or crime scene at that location," and neighbors said "they had not heard gunshots."

Robertson's attorney, Zulu Ali, said in Groves and Blodgett's report that it is unclear why deputies have detained Robertson for questioning: “We just basically know that he was obviously a victim of a shooting and they came and they took him directly out of the hospital."

The 22-year-old attended the University of West Georgia. He went undrafted in April before signing with the Buccaneers—where his uncleGeorge Warhop, serves as the team's offensive line coach—and is hoping to make the roster in 2016 as a guard. 


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