Boise State's Jason Robinson flattens unsuspecting Louisiana Tech kicker Matt Nelson from behind during the Broncos' 49-20 victory on Oct. 26 in Boise. Nelson suffered a concussion on the play but is expected to play Saturday against Fresno State. Robinson was not penalized.
This past summer, Robinson reached a plea deal of misdemeanor battery after a bar fight that resulted in Robinson breaking another man's jaw. He was ordered to serve 180 days in jail and pay at least $29,000 in restitution, but the judge later suspended 160 days of the sentence and put Robinson on probation for two years.
He was suspended for the season's first three games by coach Chris Petersen.
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Update: The Western Athletic Conference issued a memo to all coaches and athletic directors informing them that blindside hits away from the ball will not be tolerated. The memo (second item), which deals with the hit featured here and one the previous week in the New Mexico State-Idaho game, reads in part, "These are 'cheap shots' in that both plays are away from the ball and the 'defenseless' [player] is not part of the play."