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Falcons’ Eugene Robinson Arrested

January 31, 1999

MIAMI (AP) _ Atlanta Falcons defensive back Eugene Robinson, was arrested Saturday night on a sex solicitation charge, less than 24 hours before the start of the Super Bowl.

Robinson, 36, was arrested at 9 p.m. EST and charged with soliciting an undercover police officer for oral sex on Biscayne Boulevard, a busy street frequented by prostitutes and drug dealers.

``We did arrest a Falcon player this evening, Eugene Robinson, for soliciting prostitution from one of our undercover officers,″ police spokesman Angel Calzadilla said.

Robinson was driving a car when he offered the officer $40 for oral sex, Calzadilla said. He was alone at the time.

Robinson was released from Miami Police headquarters around 11 p.m. to a Falcons team official. He promised to return for a court appearance, which is usually scheduled within 21 to 30 days.

Robinson, who played in the last two Super Bowls with Green Bay, is the NFL’s career active leader in interceptions with 53.

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