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Washington Commanders running back Brian Robinson in stable condition after being shot in robbery attempt

Washington Commanders rookie running back Brian Robinson is in stable condition after suffering multiple gunshot wounds during a robbery attempt.  Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson Dustin Sternbeck confirmed that Robinson suffered two gunshot wounds to his lower extremities and was taken to a local hospital. The shooting happened in the 1000 block of H Street NE. Two suspects fled the scene and officers recovered a firearm nearby, according to Sternbeck.

The Commanders also spoke out on the incident in a statement on Sunday evening: “We have been made aware that Brian Robinson, Jr. was the victim of an attempted robbery or carjacking in Washington, D.C.  He sustained non-life-threatening injuries and is currently being treated at the hospital, where Team officials are on-site with him. We ask that you please respect Brian’s privacy at this time.”

Robinson was selected in the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft out of Alabama, and enters his rookie season as the third-string running back behind Antonio Gibson and JD McKissic on the roster. He led Washington’s backfield with 31 yards on eight carries in the Week 2 pre-season loss to the Kansas City Chiefs; however, he did not play in the Commanders’ pre-season finale against the Baltimore Ravens this past Saturday.

The Washington Commanders will open the 2022 season at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sept. 11.

Editorial credit: Steve Cukrov /

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