Jacksonville Jaguars running back Denard Robinson says he's "blessed" that he didn't hurt or kill anyone when he crashed his car into a pond earlier this month ... saying, "The situation could have been a lot worse."
Robinson spoke with reporters Thursday about the July 3rd accident -- in which his Impala drifted across several lanes of traffic and crashed into a retention pond. Cops say Robinson and a female passenger were asleep in the sinking car when help arrived.
"I fell asleep at the light ... I was at the light sitting there waiting and I ended up dozing off. It was late at night and I had a busy day. It was one of those days where I should’ve just stayed in."
He was also adamant he was NOT under the influence of drugs or alcohol -- saying, "If that was the case, I would’ve had a DUI."
FYI, Robinson was not arrested -- as the responding officer did not believe Robinson showed signs of intoxication.
Still, Denard says he's happy no one was hurt.
"I feel blessed, because it could have been a situation where I wasn’t talking to you right now ... The situation could’ve been way worse."
"I could’ve hurt somebody or killed somebody, so I’m truly blessed that nothing happened to nobody. I came out with no scratches and my passenger was the same way."