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Jets reportedly knew about two Rashard Robinson incidents with the 49ers

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And the team traded for him anyway.

NFL: San Francisco 49ers at Washington Redskins Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Jets knew about two incidents cornerback Rashard Robinson experienced when he was with the San Francisco 49ers, but traded for him anyway, according to a report from the New York Daily News. Robinson is hot on the heels of a December arrest for drug possession, and many in New York are asking why the team traded a fifth-round pick for him earlier this season in the first place.

Citing 49ers sources, the report states that Robinson had “an embarrassing and troubling incident on a 49ers flight earlier this season,” and also that he “got into it with coaches on the sideline in his final game with San Francisco.” These were considered the “final straw” on top of his excessive penalties.

Robinson was benched the week before he was traded to the Jets after starting the first seven games of the season. He had two penalties on special teams in the game he was benched, which brought his total to an NFL-high 10 penalties on the season. He had four pass interference penalties with the 49ers alone.

This was all after Robinson had, by many accounts, a great training camp and preseason. 49ers coaches talked about Robinson like they considered him a potential No. 1 cornerback.

These two incidents from the report are significant because Robinson had issues prior to joining the NFL — including a school-mandated suspension from LSU and then him being kicked out of the school after a 2015 arrest for breaking into a teammate’s apartment. But Robinson was considered somebody, at least on the surface, who had kept his nose relatively clean in the NFL.

Not so. I’m not sure why the Jets traded for Robinson if they knew about the 49ers incidents, but then again, the 49ers should get some flack for drafting him in the first place. Robinson was drafted two picks before the Dallas Cowboys selected quarterback Dak Prescott.