Quarterback suspended after accident
by Courtney Stevens
Aug 21, 2013 | 3517 views | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Monday night around 11:30 p.m. residents were awoken by a commotion in the darkness of Harvard Street.

Dennis Robertson, 20, and quarterback for Delta State University, ran his pickup into a gas meter and struck a parked vehicle at 711 Harvard Street.

The Cleveland Fire Department and the Cleveland Police Department responded.

"We cut the gas off to secure the area and make sure the scene was safe," said Fire Inspector Gene Bishop.

"Robertson was arrested and charged with a DUI," said Police Chief Buster Bingham.

Once the gas was cut off, repairs were made Tuesday morning by Atmos Energy.

According to a press release from Delta State Athletics Head Football Coach Todd Cooley "announced the indefinite game suspension of junior quarterback Dennis Robertson on Tuesday, August 20 for violation of team rules."

According to the press release Cooley said, " We take great pride in the discipline and respect we teach within the Delta State University football program. Dennis Robertson will be eligible to return to the football field once he has completed the necessary steps we have put in place."

More information on Delta State’s game strategy may be read in Thursday’s edition.