Earlier Wednesday, the office of D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine announced that he would hold a press conference on Thursday afternoon to “make a major announcement to the Governors of Washington.”
It is now unknown what Racine is going to announce. His office has been under investigation for more than six months by the Dukes, as has the Virginia attorney general, over allegations that the organization engaged in financial dishonesty. The US attorney’s office in the Eastern District of Virginia has also opened a criminal investigation into the allegations, sources familiar with the matter confirmed to ESPN last week.
The emperors orator; in a statement Wednesday nightThe attorney general rejected a possible indictment and in that case they referred to Robinson, who was shot twice in the right leg in August during a robbery attempt at a DC restaurant.
“Less than three months ago, a 23-year-old player on our team was shot multiple times, in bright light,” the statement began. “Despite the abstinence of violent crime in DC, today the Washington Post learned for the first time from Twitter that the DC Attorney General will be making a “major announcement” regarding the ordinance tomorrow at a press conference.”
Robinson needed a hand on his right knee, but suffered no internal damage and was able to play six weeks later in the game, becoming a franchise legend.
The manager, Ryan Williams, was unaware of Robinson’s inclusion in the story until it became public.
“Until an hour ago, Chiefs Brian Robinson handled the situation with such care, sincerity and class.” Williams wrote in a Tweet. “And he was so grateful to everyone. Even though I know there are some great people in that building, whoever is hiding behind this statement is not one of them.”
Until an hour ago, Chiefs Brian Robinson handled the situation with such care, sincerity and class. And so grateful to everyone.
Although I know there are some great people in that building, whoever is hiding behind this statement is not one of them. https://t.co/cnD0DtUfqm
– Ryan Williams (@RyanWilliamsA1) on November 10, 2022
Chairman Jason Wright, when reached for comment Wednesday night, said the statement “externally expressed our board’s ongoing frustration with the Attorney General’s office, which has been nothing but diligent and transparent in its communications with the team.”
Wright noted in his that the lawyers’ frustrations would have been “separate and separate from the evidence of the most serious crime that affected our player.”
Wright also said that he spoke with Chief Robert Contee of the DC Metropolitan Police Wednesday night and that the MPD has brought support and equipment to “work to reduce gun violence and crime across the country.”
Metro police have arrested two suspects in connection with the Robinson shooting. The DC Attorney General’s Office is not responsible for prosecuting armed robbery or attempted murder that falls under the jurisdiction of the US Attorney General’s Office, since it is a federal district.
A statement from the Imperials spokesperson continued, “The Imperials have cooperated fully with the AG’s investigation for almost a year. As recently as Monday, we met with an attorney for the team with the AG who did not suggest at the time that he intended to take any action and, in fact, the fundamental beliefs of the subjects It’s unfortunate that, in his final days in office, Mr. Racine is more interested in making jokes based on offensive legal theories than working to keep the streets safe for our citizens, including bringing to justice people who shoot one of our players.”