Florida Tech Quarterback Arrested On DUI-Related Charges, Suspended Indefinitely From Team
By Space Coast Daily // November 14, 2016
refused field sobriety test
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOUNRE, FLORIDA – Florida Tech Panthers football quarterback Mark Cato, whose legal name is Marquis Gordon Robins II, has been suspended indefinitely from all team activities as the university conducts a review into his arrest early Sunday morning by the Melbourne Police Department on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, according to a Florida Tech press release.
According to a police report, Robins, 21, was arrested at about 4 a.m. after officers were called to investigate a crash involving a Lexus into a residence in the 2500 block of Dairy Road. When officers arrived on scene, Robins was found nearby on the ground and refused a field sobriety test.
After being treated at Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center for minor injures, Robins was booked into the Brevard County Jail and charged with Misdemeanor DUI Property Damage/Personal Injury. He was released on a $1,000 bond.
On Saturday afternoon, Robins, a senior quarterback for the Panthers, lead Florida Tech’s football program to their first-ever NCAA Division II playoff appearance, which will be played next Saturday at Panther Stadium.
“Being a student-athlete at Florida Tech means abiding by high standards of personal conduct,” said Florida Tech Athletics Director Bill Jurgens.
“If investigations into this matter reveal violations of these standards, appropriate and serious actions will be implemented.”
Florida Tech is scheduled to take on North Greenville in the first round D-II playoff game from Florida Tech Panther Stadium. Kickoff set 12 p.m.
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