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Robinson Fined $25,000 for Message to GM Smith on Shoes

The Chronicle reports that Dunta Robinson was fined for putting a message to GM Rick Smith on his shoes:

Cornerback Dunta Robinson wore an expensive pair of shoes during the Texans’ 24-7 loss to the New York Jets on Sunday. The Texans fined Robinson $25,000 for conduct detrimental to the team Wednesday for wearing the shoes that read “Pay Me, Rick” on the back. Those three words on the back of his shoes were directed at general manager Rick Smith, who designated Robinson as the franchise player when they failed to agree on a long-term contract in February.

As the franchise player who’s making almost $10 million this season, Robinson can’t negotiate with the Texans again until after the season. “I got here today, and it was in my locker,” Robinson said about the official letter notifying him of the fine. “I knew it was coming. I talked to Rick (on Monday), and he said he was going to fine me, so there’s nothing to be surprised about. “It was over a long time ago. I’ve moved on. Me and Rick don’t have a problem. I’m focused on Tennessee (this Sunday).” Smith didn’t like the message Robinson was sending.


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One Response to “Robinson Fined $25,000 for Message to GM Smith on Shoes”

  1. yolanda says:

    i love kubiak …hes always collected…that could be the biggest mcnair mistake!! gary stays!damnit!!

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