Commanders RB Brian Robinson Shot ‘Multiple Times’ As Target Of Attempted Robbery: Report

Videos by OutKick

Washington Commanders running back and former Alabama standout Brian Robinson was reportedly shot “multiple times” during an attempted robbery on Sunday.

Robinson was taken to the hospital and is listed in stable condition, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reports.

Washington Commanders RB Brian Robinson (8) warms up before the preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on August 27, 2022, in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

Garafolo reported that Robinson was struck in the lower body twice.

Robinson was drafted in the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft and emerged this summer as the apparent front-runner for Washington’s top running back job, even with RB Antonio Gibson coming off a 1,000-yard season.

Brian Robinson Jr
Former Alabama RB Brian Robinson Jr. (4) carries the ball in the 2022 CFP National Championship Game against the Georgia Bulldogs. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, “police responded to a shooting in 1000 block of H Street NE” and two suspects fled the scene. A firearm was also recovered by police nearby.

The Commanders released a statement late Sunday:

We have been made aware that Brian Robinson Jr. was the victim of an attempted armed 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.

Following the team statement, head coach Ron Rivera tweeted that he visited with Robinson.

“I just got done visiting w/Brian,” Rivera said. “He is in good spirits and wanted me to thank everyone for their kind words, prayers & support. He wants his teammates to know he appreciates them all for reaching out and he loves them all & will be back soon doing what he does best.”

Stay tuned with OutKick as the story develops.

Follow Alejandro Avila on Twitter: @AlejandroAveela
Check us out on TikTok

Written by Alejandro Avila

Alejandro Avila lives in Southern California and previously covered news for the LA Football Network. Jeopardy expert and grumpy sports fan that has watched every movie.


Leave a Reply
  1. Add a rich sportsman as a target, a woke Mayor Bowser, a lawless city created by kumbaya ‘prosecutors’, a recession created by the Antifa in suits who are the puppeteers of Ole Dementia Joe, an open border which DC NOW has to deal with as Southern Governors bus broke border crossers to the heartland of stupidity.
    Surprised this shit hasn’t happened every other day?
    You get what you vote for!

  2. Let me help the police. Suspect/ suspects are black, with black hair and brown eyes. Considered armed and extremely dangerous. Anyone seeing someone that fits this description in D.C.,,call the mayor.

Leave a Reply