Former football star involved in high-speed chase

Pursuit with deputies reached 110 mph speeds

By Lindsey Erdody Published:

A former Franklin County High School and Kentucky State University football star led Franklin County sheriff’s deputies on a car chase Wednesday evening.

Anthony “Roni” Robinson, 33, was caught going 96 mph in a 55 mph zone on U.S. 127 north near Indian Gap Road when deputies tried to pull him over, according to the citation document.

Robinson continued driving after deputies turned their sirens on, and he started passing cars on double yellow lines, according to the report.

During the pursuit, deputies reached speeds approaching 110 mph.

Once Robinson stopped, deputies arrested him for second-degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, speeding over 26 mph, reckless driving and first-degree fleeing or evading police.

Robinson is known for his athletic career playing football and basketball for FCHS. After he graduated 1997, he was convicted of armed robbery in 1998 and spent 50 months in prison.

After being released, he enrolled at KSU and joined the football team in 2003, after six years away from competitive football. During his senior year, he averaged 101 yards per game and 5.5 yards per carry.

Robinson was also convicted of third-degree trespassing in 1997 and other traffic violations from 2008-10, including failure to wear a seat belt, failure to maintain required insurance and failure to illuminate headlights.

After leaving KSU, he joined the Frankfort-based semi-pro football team, Capital City Wardogs.

In 2011, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame for the Frankfort Youth Football League.

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  • Who keeps getting this thug out of jail? His family doesn't have this kind of money. Roni has proven to society that he doesn't care nor respect the law. He is another Toma Washington just waiting for his next crime to happen & then play the poor poor me card & how life hasn't treated them farely. Roni has been put on a pedestal by coaches & others all of his life & thinks that life owes them everything & is willing to take it all by force.