President Obama’s Niece Threatened Before Princeton-Maryland Game

Source: Matt Wilhame / Los Angeles Times

A threat made against President Obama’s niece, Leslie Robinson, a forward for the Princeton Tigers, prompted increased security at Monday’s NCAA tournament game between Princeton and Maryland, according to USA Today.

The Maryland Athletics Department reportedly received a voicemail Monday from a woman who said that a man with a gun was driving around the campus. The message linked the man’s actions to the freshman’s presence for the second-round game of the women’s NCAA tournament.

Leslie Robinson is the daughter of Craig Robinson, the brother of First Lady Michelle Obama. Craig Robinson previously spent four years as the coach of the Oregon State men’s basketball team.


The increased security for the game was to include undercover police officers near the team’s bench as well as Secret Service personnel who were already expected to be at the game because Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan were in attendance.