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Retired NFL Veteran and Former Cardinals DT Bryan Robinson Found Dead In a Motel Room

( [email protected] ) Jun 15, 2016 10:10 AM EDT
Bryan Robinson, the former Defensive tackle for the Chicago Bears and Arizona Cardinals, was found dead on June 11 inside a motel room. It is not yet clear how the retired NFL player passed away but authorities but authorities believe there was no foul play involved.
Bryan Robinson with the Cardinals Wikimedia Commons/Self-made

Bryan Robinson, the former Defensive tackle for the Chicago Bears and Arizona Cardinals, was found dead on June 11 inside a motel room. It is not yet clear how the retired NFL player passed away but authorities but authorities believe there was no foul play involved.

Robinson's body was found at around 10 p.m. on Saturday at a motel in Milwaukee. According to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office, his body did not have bruises or any visible sign that points to the athlete's death. Because of this, authorities do not believe at this time that he died due to physical injuries, CBS Sports reported.

However, a toxicology analysis was already carried out but its results are still unknown.

Immediately after news of Robinson's death emerged, the Bears released a statement to remember the athlete and how he was able to execute the most memorable play in the recent history of the Chicago franchise.

"We are saddened to hear of the loss of Bryan Robinson," the team stated. "He will be remembered for the determination and work ethic he displayed on the field over his six years in Chicago. The Bears and our fans will always be indebted to him for his game-saving field goal in Green Bay six days after Walter Payton's passing. Our prayers are with Bryan and his family."

Greg Blache, the defensive coordinator for the Bears, also remembered how vital Robinson was to the entire defense of the team during his time. But aside from being a teammate, he also treated Robinson as a close friend.

"My heart is broken," he said according to the Chicago Tribune. "It is hard to explain because I have a big void in my chest. A lot of people play for you...but B-Rob was one of my guys. He was welcome to my house."

"He was a tough player," he added. "He was a fiery guy. He had a little bit of a short fuse, but he was always with you and you knew that. You could challenge him and push him and he was going to compete. He was a valuable piece to our defense and he wasn't a glamourous piece. I don't care what we asked him to do, he did it."

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