Saturday, January 8th, 2011 at 11:02 am  |  9 responses

Former Michigan Star Sentenced to 6 1/2 Years in Jail

Rumeal Robinson, who converted two free throws to seal Michigan’s 1989 NCAA title and played six years in the NBA, was accused of conspiring with a bank officer to take out more than $1 million in loans. From the AP: “Former Michigan basketball star Rumeal Robinson has been sentenced to 61/2 years in jail for financial fraud. A jury found Robinson guilty in September of 11 charges, including bank bribery, wire fraud, conspiracy to commit bank fraud and making a false statement to a financial institution. Prosecutors say Robinson schemed between 2004-05 to borrow more than $700,000 from a bank in Ankeny, Iowa, with the help of a loan officer. They say he claimed the money was for a business but that he actually bought a condominium, cars, furniture and invested in an energy company. Robinson was also ordered to pay nearly $1.2 million in restitution.”

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  • http://Uiandtherest.com Adrian

    I remember these free throws like they happened yesterday. WTF this is a real waste. Stupid, dumb, and now he loses years of his life. Greedy idiot

  • http://www.gwopmagazine.com Jeezy


  • http://Philosophervision@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    Well, better him than me.

  • spit hot fiyah

    just saw those free throws, the call that set that up might be the worst call in basketball history, there wasn’t even a foul, and there was 3 sec left in OT, SMH

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    how did he think he could have gotten away with it??

  • Epic Win

    What a goof.

  • http://slamonline.com Ugh

    Watched the short doco on ESPN about this. He seemed totally unapologetic, even aggressive, about his adoptive mother losing her house in his resort scheme. He said he never liked that house anyway.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    I remember reading about this scheme. Dude was wolfing.

  • Etheknickfan

    My boy John Morton gave them 35 that night, Seton Hall was supposed to win. terrible call.