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Temple University standout and former Denver Broncos, Eagles and Steelers player Adrian Robinson, Jr. has committed suicide by hanging himself, according to the Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s office, reports say.

His agency, Symmetry, confirmed the reports via Facebook.

“Adrian was a beloved father, son, brother, friend and teammate. We ask that you please respect his family’s privacy during this difficult time, and especially keep his daughter Avery Marie in your prayers.”

Denver’s 9 News reports:

Robinson played six games for the Broncos in their Super Bowl season of 2013.

A linebacker from Temple, Robinson played 12 games for the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted rookie in 2012, then was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for running back Felix Jones late in the preseason of 2013. Robinson was waived eight days later and the Broncos claimed him to add linebacker depth in light of the season-opening, six-game suspension to Von Miller.

Robinson played mostly on special teams. He was waived after the Broncos’ sixth game to make room for receiver Tavarres King, who was briefly promoted from the Broncos’ practice squad.

Robinson’s last message on his Twitter account – which has a photo of him in his Broncos uniform No. 57, exchanging “fives” with defensive teammate Shaun Phillips, was posted on May 12. It read: “Summer and the laugh of my daughter make me believe in God.”

Although Robinson was only a Bronco for seven weeks, his passing brought back sad reminders to the organization that in the past eight years had three players die before their 25th birthday: Cornerback Darrent Williams, running back Damien Nash and receiver Kenny McKinley. Williams was murdered in a drive-by shooting on Jan. 1, 2007. Nash died of cardiac-related causes on Feb. 24, 2007. McKinley took his own life with a gunshoot wound on Sept. 20, 2010.

Robinson, Jr.’s brother, Averee Robinson will be a junior defensive lineman at Temple this fall.

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13 thoughts on “Adrian Robinson, Jr. Commits Suicide, Becoming 4th Broncos Player Dead By 25

  1. Gwendi on said:

    May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord my strength and my redeemer. A prayer to the family and friends that heals all wounds. Be blessed!

  2. Nicole Britton on said:

    My prayers go out to the family and friends. Im hurt right now because my son is an upcoming football player and looks up to these young individuals. I feel like God has been put to the back burner in our lives and we need to bring him back forward. Our children shouldn’t be dying before us. Let’s these prayer warriors come back together and let people know God can handle any problem big or small. He will always fight our battles. This is tragic and I pray for change.

  3. I’m so sorry to hear this tragic news… This young man felt the need to take his life for something that may have seemed like the end for him. I pray that the family will place their trust in God and lean on Him for understanding, peace and comfort. God Bless his daughter and his entire family. “He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.” Psalm 147:3

  4. Linda on said:

    So sad when folks resort to suicide. If only he had sought some type of psychological therapy or meds for depression.

    No matter what we are going through death is not the answer. At age 25, this young man was just starting to live.

    My heart goes out to his family.

  5. So sad, all kids have issues at this age trying to figure out life and disappointments. If it is to the point that you don’t want to be here anymore seek help from Mom, Dad, Uncles, Aunts, Granny, Professionals, Etc. He had his whole life ahead of him, he didn’t see it though. Sit with family and hear their stories at your age, you will laugh and look forward to being 70 years old! My kids get tired of hearing our stories of the struggle, but we are here to talk about it! Prayers to the family.

  6. lillie jones on said:

    All of these young people dying so young. Lord have mercy on them. Somebody could have hung him and made it look suicidal. I t could have been stage. I pray for his family and his daughter. God Bless!!!!

  7. Unfortunately, this is the only way out. I would not call what he did cowardly or anything. Suicide always leave more questions than answers. I hope the family finds the answers to their questions.

  8. specialt757 on said:

    Suicide is such a cowardly way out, I hate to hear this. Nothing last forever, just hold on one more day and things are bound to change. Wake up every morning and tell God thank you for giving me another chance to get it right. There will always be bad days but the good days will far outweigh them, just hold on…one more day. Oh God this is so sad.

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