Fresno State baseball player under scrutiny for DUI arrest

FRESNO — A Fresno State baseball star is facing disciplinary action from the university after his arrest for driving under the influence earlier this month.

Junior outfielder Dusty Robinson is expected to meet with the California State University, Fresno athletic code of conduct committee later this week.

Robinson spent five days in Fresno County Jail following his Sept. 11 arrest; his blood alcohol concentration level was at 0.14, nearly twice the legal limit, according to Fresno County sheriff’s Lt. Michael Porter.

Fresno State associate athletic director Betsy Mosher described her feelings about the student-athlete’s alleged conduct in a release.

“This is certainly not something we expect of our student-athletes,” Mosher said, who is also the supervisor for baseball. “Are we disappointed? Yes. But the legal part hasn’t played out. So I can’t say (whether) he’s guilty of anything. But our expectations of our student-athletes are high, and we’re disappointed that he put himself in that position.”

University police first spotted Robinson near the campus off of the 5100 block of North Rowell Avenue. Robinson was cited for driving under the influence, driving above the legal limit of 0.08 and even providing or selling alcohol to a minor, according to Fresno County assistant sheriff Tom Gattie. All of the offenses are considered misdemeanors.

Robinson is a two-time All-Western Athletic Conference selection and batted .308 last season. He finished second on the team in home runs with 16.

Robinson’s baseball coach Mike Batesole has been unavailable for comment.

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