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Greg McElroy #12 of the Alabama Crimson Tide blocks Trenton Robinson #39 of  the Michigan State Spartans on a touchdown run during the Capitol One Bowl at the Florida Citrus Bowl on January 1, 2011 in Orlando, Florida.  (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Greg McElroy #12 of the Alabama Crimson Tide blocks Trenton Robinson #39 of the Michigan State Spartans on a touchdown run during the Capitol One Bowl at the Florida Citrus Bowl on January 1, 2011 in Orlando, Florida. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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BAY CITY (AP) – Michigan State football player Trenton Robinson says a Bay City police officer cursed at him and used unnecessary force during a December traffic stop.

Robinson, who recently finished his senior season, made the claims in a complaint acquired by The Bay City Times via a Freedom of Information Act request.
The newspaper reports Tuesday that Robinson says the officer stopped him Dec. 22 for suspicion of having needles in his vehicle.

Robinson says he later posted on Facebook that police stop him like he’s “selling dope.” After the post, he says the officer walked in a restaurant and gave him a $120 failing to signal ticket.

Officials have not said whether the officer will be penalized for language. The department says racial profiling and unnecessary force claims are unfounded.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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