The ‘Big Dog’ had an impressive NCAA career at Purdue University, making him the first pick of the 1994 NBA draft, and a solid enough career in the NBA. However, towards the latter end of his NBA career, he sullied his good name by committing a drunken act of domestic violence in 2002.
On July 20, 2002, an intoxicated Robinson paid a visit to ex Jonta French, in Chicago Heights, Illinois. Demanding to see the daughter they shared, Robinson was let inside. He then became violent, attacking and battering French. Making matters worse, he then procured a gun and chased his ex-fiancé with it. She eventually made it to a neighbor’s house where she called local police Robinson eventually received a light sentence as athletes often do. But presiding Judge Christopher Donnelly also gave the ‘Big Dog’ a verbal callout (via The Chicago Tribune):
“It’s shocking what you did. You might have had some grievances, but you had no right to take it out on the mother of your daughter. You are a role model. And as such, you brought shame on yourself and your family, and you let your fans down.”