Celebrity rookie running back (RB) of the Washington Commanders Brian Robinson was shot more than once, on Sunday evening. A police spokesperson called it a possible attempted robbery. He was hospitalized and a team spokesperson said that he suffered “non-life-threatening injuries.” Coach Ron Riviera posted a message on social media saying that the young rookie was in good spirits and thanked everyone for their prayers and support and said that he hoped to soon be back on the team.
Dustin Sternbeck, who is the director of communications for the Metro Police Department in Washington, said that the shooting incident took place in the 1000 block of H Street, NE in D.C., before 6 p.m. Police arrived at the scene and found the RB had been wounded. He was immediately taken to a local hospital.
The director of communications also said that two potential suspects have been identified. Authorities recovered a firearm, a short distance away from the location of the shooting. He also added that they were not sure if it was a carjacking attempt or an armed robbery one and that it was an ongoing investigation.
On Monday, it was confirmed that the 23-year old player had been shot in both a leg and a hip. Brian Robinson said on an Instagram story that his surgery went well and thanked everyone for their prayers. He ended his post saying, “God is great!” Also on Monday, Coach Riviera said that he couldn’t get into specifics other to say that Robinson was “doing well.”
Brian Robinson was drafted by the Washington Commanders in the third round, in April, out of Alabama. He was said to have given an impressive performance during the training camp and in preseason games.
Brian Robinson, who is 6-foot-1 and weighs 228 pounds, had traveled with his team on Saturday night for the Washington Commanders’ pre-season finale, on Saturday night. However, the running back did not play in the game.
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