Former Crimson Tide Running Back Shot in Attempted Robbery
Former Crimson Tide running back and current rookie for the Washington Commanders, Brian Robinson, Jr., was shot multiple times during an attempted robbery, as reported by J. P. Finlay of NBC. Finlay also reports Robinson is in stable condition and his injuries are considered non-life threatening.
Robinson, who was a third round pick in this past year's NFL Draft, had gotten off to a hot start in his rookie season with the Commanders. Despite his inexperience at the NFL level, recent reports from training camp indicated the young back may had already secured his role as a starter.
While reports do indicate the injuries are nothing too serious, this incident will certainly delay his debut.
A native of Tuscaloosa, the former Hillcrest Patriot spent five seasons at Alabama (2017-21), and compiled just over 2,700 rushing yards, most of which came in his final year when he took over as a starter.
Stay tuned for more updates to this story as they are available, and join all of us at Tide100.9 in wishing Robinson a speedy recovery.