Husker freshman Wan’Dale Robinson cited on suspicion of marijuana possession

Husker freshman Wan’Dale Robinson cited on suspicion of marijuana possession
Wan'Dale Robinson enrolled early and went through spring practices. CHRIS MACHIAN/THE WORLD-HERALD

Husker freshman wide receiver/running back Wan’Dale Robinson was cited on suspicion of possession of less than an ounce of marijuana Sunday night, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln spokeswoman said Monday.

UNL police were called to a room in the University Suites near 18th and R Streets after a community service officer smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the room, spokeswoman Leslie Reed said.

Three people were in the room, Reed said, but Robinson was the only one cited. The marijuana was found in Robinson’s vehicle during a search, she said.

Reed said that because it was a first offense, the citation is considered an infraction, not a misdemeanor.

Robinson’s court appearance is scheduled for July 9, Reed said.

A statement from the UNL athletic department said, “We are aware of the situation and are addressing it.”

Robinson is the second Husker football player accused of a marijuana-related offense this month. On June 4, sophomore running back Maurice Washington was cited on suspicion of possessing drug paraphernalia after UNL police say they found him with a marijuana pipe

The 5-foot-10, 180-pound Robinson enrolled early at Nebraska after enjoying one of the best prep careers in Kentucky state history. He had 8,582 yards from scrimmage and 118 offensive touchdowns at Frankfort (Ky.) Western Hills. His 781 points ranks second all-time in Kentucky state history.

The Huskers won a recruiting battle for Robinson’s services over Kentucky and Ohio State, among other schools. Robinson initially picked Kentucky in front of his classmates before reversing course weeks later.

Robinson was the highest-rated prospect of coach Scott Frost’s 2019 recruiting class and participated in the All-American Bowl. Robinson is cross-training at receiver and running back, but did not participate in the 2019 spring game.

World-Herald staff writer Sam McKewon contributed to this report.