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.
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.
Summer and the laugh of my daughter make me believe in God. 🙏🙏— Adrian Robinson JR. (@CuatroTres) May 12, 2015
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.