The agent for Washington Commanders running back Brian Robinson took issue with the team disgustingly using his client’s shooting in their response to the District of Columbia attorney general’s upcoming announcement regarding the organization.
“Less than three months ago, a 23-year-old player on our team was shot multiple times, in broad daylight,” the statement began before mentioning that Racine would be holding a press conference on the team “despite the out-of-control violent crime in DC.”
Robinson spoke to Commanders head coach Ron Rivera about the team bringing up his gunshot incident in a public statement. The rookie running back just wants to move past this incident.
“I told him how I felt about it and put it past me,” Robinson said. “I can’t control that. I’m just going to continue doing what I’ve been doing.”
“I’ve got to be stronger than what I’m up against. That’s been the case ever since it happened. I have to continue to do that.”
Commanders receiver Terry McLaurin and offensive lineman Charles Leno Jr. voiced their support for Robinson.
“Everyone wants to be PC, but of course it’s upsetting,” Leno said, per ESPN. “He should never have been a part of that situation. I’ll just leave it at that. … His feelings and what he’s gone through should have been a completely separate deal.”
The Commanders have yet to apologize for using Robinson in the statement.
On Thursday, D.C. attorney General Karl Racine announced that his office has filed a civil complaint against the Commanders, team owner Dan Snyder, the NFL, and commissioner Roger Goodell over allegations of colluding to deceive D.C. residents about an investigation into toxic workplace culture.
Whatever the Commanders tried to do did not work and only makes them look even worse, which is really hard to do for an organization that is already been terrible.
In five games this season, Robinson has 219 rushing yards and a touchdown on 67 carries.