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Former Raiders center Barret Robbins accepted a five-year prison term on Friday for violating his Miami-Dade probation. His latest violation came following an arrest in Texas for cocaine possession.

Robbins is best known for his disappearance prior to Super Bowl XXXVII and for later being diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Robbins was the team's starting center and a Pro Bowler. The Raiders released Robbins after the 2004 season and he has had troubles with the law ever since.

"You are a man who had been blessed with extraordinary athletic talent. But instead of using that athletic ability on the football field, you used it against a police officer," Miami-Dade circuit judge Daryl Trawick told Robbins, according to the Miami Herald.

Robbins brawled with police, injuring three officers, and was shot three times in the 2005 melee. He violated his probation twice, once for testing positive for drugs and then for cocaine possession in February 2010.

"I'm happy to have a resolution. It's kind of a relief to be honest with you," Robbins told a reporter.

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