Rumeal Robinson loses appeal

Submitted by TSWC on December 5th, 2011 at 2:23 PM

You may recall that Rumeal Robinson was convicted of various types of fraud and consipiracy to commit fraud. It showed up on the board a few times, an example of which can be seen here:

Anyhow. Rumeal lost his appeal before the Eighth Circuit. The opinion was issued today. You can find it here ( if you click on "Today's Opinions" (sorry, can't find a way to link to it directly).

Sad story.



December 5th, 2011 at 2:27 PM ^

Forever. Anyone that can pull the BS he did and mistreat his mom after she took him in off the streets is a disgrace to himself and the entire UM family


December 5th, 2011 at 2:48 PM ^

in entirely negative terms, yet there isn't a single thing that any of them ever did or said that is even in the same universe of fucked up as what Robinson did.

True Blue Grit

December 5th, 2011 at 2:59 PM ^

After all the opportunities he's been given and his difficult early life notwithstanding, there's no excuse for what he did.  And now it's time to pay the price.  I guess I'll just try to remember the Michigan point guard Rumeal who hit the big free throws in 1989.  He was probably the best pure athlete I've ever seen in a Michigan basketball uniform.


December 5th, 2011 at 3:03 PM ^

It's sad that it came to this really, but I don't really have sympathy for Rumeal Robinson. What he did was on a different plane when compared to any of the transgressions of the Fab Five. I will still remember that '89 team fondly though.


December 5th, 2011 at 3:16 PM ^

Some of the stuff he's done is reprehensible.  Even worse, he's shown no contrition for his actions.  Seriously, other than crackheads, who steals from their own mother?

He fully deserves his prison time.

He's a very sick man.  Let's hope some time on the inside can help rehabilitate him and help him understand that he needs to make a serious, honest change.


December 5th, 2011 at 3:44 PM ^

Can you re-title it to Rumeal Robinson? I almost had a heart attack thinking Denard did something and he wouldnt be eligible to play in Sugar Bowl. Might just be my jumpiness


December 5th, 2011 at 4:44 PM ^

As someone who knew Rumeal in college this is such a tragic conclusion to his story. He was a quiet, grounded kid who just wanted to play basketball. It's a shame that he'll spend the next 6 years in jail and come out pennyless, without skills (other than a crossover dribble) and feeling like the system let him down. I hope there isn't a follow up story in 7 years about him going back for another crime.