Robertson faced a charge of theft in Athens-Clarke County for stealing the trunk. However, that case was dismissed in May after Robertson paid $ 725 for the equipment, according to court records.
With the illegal part of the case unresolved, it is unclear whether Robertson could even have played for the Bulldogs if he had chosen to remain in Athens. According to the UGA Student-Athlete Handbook, a player facing a crime of any kind is automatically suspended from the competition until an athletic association undergoes an “independent action plan committee”
;. The panel, consisting of the senior women administrator, senior associate athletic directors and a faculty athletics representative, is tasked with recommending action to the athletic director.
Georgia Athletic Director Josh Brooks is on vacation this week, and UGA officials contacted Thursday could not say if or when this group discussed Robertson’s case.
Meanwhile, Robertson recently found himself in several trouble in Henry County. On June 28, he filed no contest against charges of speeding, reckless driving and lack of maintenance. He was given a 12-month probation and was fined $ 1,420 in Henry County State Court.
It is not immediately known whether Auburn has a similar policy with respect to athletes facing or being convicted of crimes. Depending on the outcome of his case, Robertson will otherwise be able to play against Georgia on October 9 when the teams meet at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
At UGA, Robertson’s play on the field never met expectations. While regular in the receiver rotation the last three seasons, he caught just 12 passes for 110 yards last season, leaving Athens with a total of 42 receptions in 443 yards and just three touchdowns. He also had 10 rushes for 161 yards and a touchdown in his career in Georgia.
A 5-star view out of Savannah Christian High School, Robertson signed with California over Georgia in 2016. He was named a novice American for the Bears after catching 50 passes for 767 yards and seven touchdowns. He was wounded as a sophomore, then transferred to Georgia.