Roby Enters Pre-trial Diversion Program

Evansvillebuckeye's picture
August 18, 2013 at 9:33a

It would appear that Mr. Roby has entered into a pre-trial diversion program to address the charges in Bloomington.  As I suggested in my earlier post (Roby's Next Court Date), the charges were indeed amended downward to a Class B Misdemeanor.  What does this latest news actually mean? The legal docket is devoid of any description of Bloomington's program, however, it may be as simple as staying out of trouble for an agreed upon amount of time. It's also possible that there could be additional requirements such as community service and/or counseling of some type.  In a nutshell, if he does what he is required to do under the terms of the agreement, at some future date, these charges will be dismissed. If, however, he doesn't comply with the terms of the program, he will be brought back to court for sentencing, and nothing else. Sentence on a Class B Misdemeanor can be up to 180 days in jail, and a $1000 fine.

It is sort of like a no contest plea, but in Indiana, you actually have to admit guilt to be eligible for PTD.  Let this be a lesson to all, we don't have this saying here in Indiana for nothing - "Come to Indiana for vacation, leave on probation."

Go Bucks!!


Hovenaut's picture

Has this been reported/released to the public out there Evansville? I trust your info, just want to see it on record (asap) so whatever discipline Urban hands down comes out.

Ready for all the offseason nonsense to be done and over with. Even with the suspensions the team can start the year on a clean slate, deal with the repercussions and take care of business.

Appreciate the posts regarding, and really hope Roby makes the best of this.

We have filled the Braxton Miller position.

Evansvillebuckeye's picture

Court matters are of public record (unless it involves a juvenile). This info was gathered from Doxpop, a legal docketing system in Indiana. My info is only as good as the minutes contained therein (How's  that for a disclaimer?)

Hovenaut's picture

Got it...figured as much based on your proximity and your previous posts (or you have disclaimed succinctly).

Hope this gets put to bed this week, thanks for following up.

We have filled the Braxton Miller position.

southernstatesbuckeye's picture

Yeah, but good to see a conclusion to the matter.
Please, can we get on with the business of foooooooooooozeball?

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buckeyedude's picture

I don't give a sh*t for the whole state of Indiana(except the players OSU recruits). When I lived there for a couple years, I liked their very low taxation(comparitively speaking). Not my kind of place to vacation.



Oyster's picture

Uhhhhh, does anybody actually 'vacation' in Indiana?  Just sayin...

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(and FitzBuck was clearly the winner)

Boxley's picture

Southern Indiana is very beautiful, great hunting areas and fishing. Not up to Illinois hunting opportunities, but costs half as much. Great people in that state. Their taxes are very low and they actually operate on a balanced budget, I know, I know, that is a novel idea.

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FitzBuck's picture

I drive through Indiana to get to vacation.  I don't stay unless someone makes me.  

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Ramzy Nasrallah's picture

When I was 20 I was at a party in Bloomington that was raided. Everyone was carded and given breathalyzers. I blew a .01, which at the time was 1/10th of the legal limit - but again, I was only 20. Busted. Should have said it was NyQuil but since I was basically sober and knew it, I wasn't prepared to defend "my drunkenness."

I had to pay a $240 fine and was ordered to see psychologist for six months to discuss underage drinking. Called the psychologist and told her I had no intention of seeing her once, let alone six times. She pulled my file while we were on the phone, chuckled, and thanked me for saving her time.

ChazBuckeye's picture kill but then didn't even have one.  

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Norwalk's picture

The 1st step is admitting you have a problem

zjhousley's picture

I read on another site that he will have to take some counseling and stay out of trouble for one year from the date of entering the program and then all charges will be dropped.  Looks like he will only end up serving the one game.  Glad we play Buffalo week 1 with all the guys we have out.

Mirror Lake Jump's picture

Good to see his legal troubles have come to a closing process. Can't wait to see him get on the field this year.

RedStorm45's picture

Has this been confirmed?  I know in the Dispatch article they mentioned Roby's lawyer refused to comment, but that the "circumstantial evidence," if you will, pointed to Roby entering the program.