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NFL investigated Khiry Robinson after Saints RB struck intern during training camp

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We all know about the offseason punch that altered the trajectory of the New York Jets' preseason, but now a new report has revealed a previously unknown physical altercation that took place in New Orleans this offseason.

Fist fight

As reported by ProFootballTalk, Saints running back Khiry Robinson allegedly struck an intern during training camp - an incident that led to NFL intervention, and, now, an NFLPA investigation.

The reason for the punch is perhaps even more trivial than the causes behind Geno Smith's jaw surgery, but once again, money was involved.


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ProFootballTalk claims that Robinson clashed with the young employee over the issue of money owed after the intern had driven the running back to get his cell phone fixed during training camp.


The Saints fined Robinson for the incident, and he was reported to the league under the personal conduct policy. No criminal charges were brought against him.

One of the main reasons the altercation has now come to light is the way the NFL handled it.

With a league official having initially interviewed Robinson without an NFLPA representative present, the players association is now seeking to clarify exactly why the protocol was not followed.

Regardless of whether the NFL were right or wrong, it doesn't take away from the pettiness of Khiry Robinson actions (if true).

He is a well paid professional athlete, whereas the alleged victim here was part of the Saints organization on an intern basis. An argument between the two about money makes about as much sense as New Orleans' decision to punt in the latter stages of Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

Robinson ran for 19 yards on eight carries during the Saints' 2015 season-opener.

Saints fans: Should Robinson have been more severely punished? Have your say in the comments below...

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