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Atlanta United defender Robinson arrested on theft charge

Sep 6, 2022, 2:40 AM | Updated: 2:41 pm
FILE - United States' Miles Robinson looks to pass the ball against Panama during the first half of...

FILE - United States' Miles Robinson looks to pass the ball against Panama during the first half of a FIFA World Cup qualifying soccer match on March 27, 2022, in Orlando, Fla. Robinson was arrested Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022, at an Atlanta bar on a misdemeanor theft charge. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

(AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United soccer player Miles Robinson was arrested at a suburban bar Saturday on a misdemeanor theft charge.

Robinson, 25, was arrested at The Battery Atlanta — the development surrounding the Atlanta Braves baseball stadium — by Cobb County police, according to a Cobb County jail booking record.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Robinson is accused of taking a shot of liquor from a waitress and declining to pay for it. A spokesperson for the Cobb County Police Department did not immediately respond to an email and phone call seeking a copy of the arrest report.

Robinson was released Saturday on $150 bail, records show. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer to speak on his behalf.

The defender for the Atlanta club ruptured his Achilles tendon in May. Before the injury on a noncontact play against the Chicago Fire, Robinson was considered likely to play for the United States in the World Cup in Qatar in November. Robinson started 11 of 14 World Cup qualifiers for the U.S. team.

“We are aware of a recent misdemeanor arrest involving Miles Robinson,” Atlanta United spokesperson Chris Winkler said. “We are continuing to gather all information related to the incident and will not have further comment at this time.”

The U.S. Soccer Federation did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

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