Washington Commanders RB Brian Robinson Shot During Attempted Carjacking

Washington Commanders RB
Brian Robinson Shot in Attempted Carjacking …
Expected to Survive Injuries

8/28/2022 5:21 PM PT



7:25 PM PT — We’ve obtained video appearing to show Robinson on the ground, being treated by paramedics in D.C. … just moments after being shot.


7:20 PM PT — Washington Commanders head coach Ron Rivera just Tweeted out an update after visiting Robinson at the hospital.


“I just got done visiting w/Brian. 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.”


6:30 PM PT — The Commanders issued a statement on the shooting of Robinson, telling this publication Sports … “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.”

Brian Robinson of the Washington Commanders was shot in D.C. this weekend … this publication Sports has confirmed.

The 23-year-old running back was struck by two bullets Sunday, which his lower half — this during an attempted carjacking … according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. We’ve been told he’s been hospitalized and is in stable condition. He’s expected to survive his injuries.

My understanding is at least two bullets struck #Commanders RB Brian Robinson in the lower body. As @MikeGarafolo said, Robinson is hospitalized in stable condition. A terrible situation that could’ve been even worse.

— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 28, 2022

MPDC tells this publication Sports … a handgun was recovered not too from the scene of the crime — which occurred shortly before 6 PM ET — but no arrests have been made yet.

The Commanders just played a game on Saturday against Ravens. Robinson was selected during the NFL Draft earlier this year.

Story developing …