Former NFL linebacker Adrian Robinson's death ruled suicide

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Former NFL Linebacker Adrian Robinson's Death Ruled Suicide

New details have been released on the death of former NFL linebacker Adrian Robinson.

The Philadelphia City Department of Health says the athlete committed suicide Saturday night. He was just 25 years old. Now family, friends and the football community are coming to terms with his death.

Robinson started his professional sports career with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2012. Then went on to play for the Philadelphia Eagles, Denver Broncos, San Diego Chargers and the Washington Redskins before signing with the Canadian Football League's Hamilton Tiger-Cats last month.

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Washington Redskin LB Adrian Robinson tries to get past New England Patriot LB Ja'Gared Davis (53) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Washington Redskins in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Skip Rowland)
Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Jamie McCoy (80) makes a catch in front of linebacker Adrian Robinson (46) during NFL football training camp Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, in Latrobe, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Adrian Robinson (57) celebrates after recovering a fumble by the New York Giants for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of an NFL preseason football game in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Adrian Robinson (57) celebrates with Vince Williams (44) after recovering a fumble by the New York Giants for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of an NFL preseason football game in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Denver Broncos linebacker Adrian Robinson (57) reacts with cornerback Kayvon Webster (36) and cornerback Omar Bolden (31) after a defensive play against the Oakland Raiders in the first quarter of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
Michael Cambell #16 of the New York Jets runs after a catch and chased by Adrian robinson #49 of the Philadelphia Eagles during their pre season game at MetLife Stadium on August 29, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Buffalo Bills' Vince Young is pressured by Pittsburgh Steelers' Adrian Robinson (46) during the second half of a preseason NFL football game in Orchard Park, N.Y., Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Doug Benz)
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Adrian Robinson (57) sits on the bench during an NFL preseason football game against the New York Giants in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013. The Giants won 18-13. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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The Tiger-Cats and Robinson's representatives announced his death Sunday night, saying in a statement posted to Facebook, "Adrian was a beloved father, son, brother, friend and teammate. We ask that you please respect his family's privacy during this difficult time, and especially keep his daughter Avery Marie in your prayers. Thank you for all of your support and consideration." Avery Marie is less than a year old.

Robinson's last post on his Twitter account was on May 12.

Robinson attended Temple University, where he played in every game during his four seasons. The University Tweeted on Sunday, "It's a sad day for the Temple Athletics Family as we mourn the loss of Adrian Robinson."

Redskins Linebacker Will Compton tweeted that Robinson was "a good dude" and that Compton enjoyed playing with him.

NFL tight end Steve Maneri, who also attended Temple University, said, "Adrian Robinson was a good kid and a hell of a football player..only 25 smh..RIP brother."

A former Temple University player created a GoFundMe page to help out Robinson's only daughter.

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