Affidavit: Coach refused to ID athletes in alleged drug ring

Documents show a University of Minnesota wrestling coach refused to turn over the names of student-athletes involved in the sale and use of the anti-anxiety drug Xanax.

According to a search warrant affidavit obtained by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, J Robinson told police in April that he had “fully taken care of” his team’s drug problem.

Campus police have been conducting a criminal investigation into a team member’s disputed allegation that Robinson attempted to cover up the widespread sale and use of Xanax by his wrestlers.

According to the affidavit, Robinson said he would provide information to police in exchange for his athletes’ “immunity.”

Robinson’s attorney says the coach was trying to help his athletes by denying police access.

Robinson was placed on paid leave on June 1.

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