Brian Robinson risked his life risked his life to defend himself from robbers who wanted to steal his car. The robbers, evidently frightened by the defensive reaction of the NFL player, in fact shot him several times, fortunately without causing him serious injuries.
The policemen then found the firearm not far from the wounded area in a neighborhood near the stadium. The Commanders had selected him in the third round, after his brilliant college experience with Alabama, where he starred last season with 14 touchdowns.
Here is the statement from the Washington Commanders: "The boy is in stable condition and does not risk his life, he was immediately taken to the hospital and is recovering." Rod Riviera wrote: "I just got done visiting w/Brian.
He is in good spirits and wanted me to thank everyone for their kind words, prayers & support. He wants his teammates to know he appreciates them all for reaching out and he loves them all & will be back soon doing what he does best."
Robinson's highlights and career
Robinson Jr. was selected by the Washington Commanders in the third round (98th overall) of the 2022 NFL Draft and signed his four-year rookie contract on May 18, 2022. What happened with the robbers.
On August 28, 2022, he was hospitalized and underwent successful surgery after being shot twice; one in the leg and once in the glute during an armed robbery involving two teenagers in the Near Northeast neighborhood of Washington, DC.
As a freshman, Robinson rushed for 165 yards and two touchdowns as a reserve player behind Najee Harris and Josh Jacobs as Alabama went on to win the 2018 CFP National Championship Game. He gained 272 yards and two touchdowns on 63 carries in his sophomore season.
As a junior, Robinson rushed 96 times for 441 yards and five touchdowns while also catching 11 passes for 124 yards. He was also named the most valuable player of the 2021 Cotton Bowl Classic after rushing for 204 yards, a school record for a bowl game.
Robinson Jr. was born on March 22, 1999, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He attended Hillcrest High School, where he rushed for 990 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior and was named second team Class 6A All-State. Robinson was rated a four-star recruit and committed to play at the University of Alabama.