Michi­gan’s Robin­son is ex­pected to play Satur­day

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Coach Rich Ro­driguez ex­pects star quar­ter­back

De­nard Robin­son to be ready for prac­tice this week when 19th-ranked Michi­gan be­gins prepa­ra­tions for Satur­day’s Big Ten Con­fer­ence opener at In­di­ana.

Robin­son in­jured his knee dur­ing the Wolver­ines’ 65-21 vic­tory over Bowl­ing Green on Satur­day.

“De­nard should be fine. He’s got a bruise,” Ro­driguez said.

Ro­driguez added that the sopho­more should be ready for Tues­day’s prac­tice.

Robin­son was in­jured on the first play of Michi­gan’s third of­fen­sive se­ries when he was tack­led af­ter a 47yard run. He had al­ready run for two touch­downs on the Wolver­ines’ first two pos­ses­sions.

Af­ter be­ing eval­u­ated on the side­line and again at half­time, Robin­son was cleared to re­turn. Michi­gan, how­ever, al­ready had a big lead and Ro­driguez elected to keep him on the side­line.

Demps likely to play against Alabama

Florida run­ning back Jeff

Demps is wear­ing a boot for a sprained left foot, but Coach Ur­ban Meyer ex­pects him to be ready to play Satur­day against top-ranked Alabama.

Demps in­jured his foot Sept. 18 at Ten­nessee when one of Florida’s of­fen­sive line­men stepped on it.

He played Satur­day against Ken­tucky but car­ried the ball only eight times.

Rainey’s charge may be dis­missed

Florida re­ceiver Chris

Rainey could have a stalk­ing charge against him dropped if he stays out of trou­ble for the next six months.

As a con­di­tion of the de­ferred pros­e­cu­tion, he has to stay out of trou­ble for six months, com­plete 10 hours of com­mu­nity ser­vice and at­tend coun­sel­ing. If Rainey meets the con­di­tions and does not get into le­gal trou­ble in the next six months, the charge will be dis­missed.

Rainey was ar­rested Sept. 14 on an ag­gra­vated stalk­ing charge for al­legedly send­ing a woman he had dated spo­rad­i­cally threat­en­ing text mes­sages.

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