This summer, Washington Commanders rookie running back Brian Robinson Jr. nearly lost his life when he was shot during a carjacking in D.C.
Robinson was shot in the leg during the armed robbery and had to be rushed to the hospital for treatment. Luckily, he only suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was discharged the following day. And even more impressive was the fact that he was able to return in time for his team’s week 5 contest against the Tennessee Titans this season.
It was a scary moment for Robinson, no doubt about it. And since then he’s been doing his part to speak out against gun violence.
That mission continued today, when Brian Robinson unveiled his custom cleats that call for an end to gun violence, as part of the NFL’s “My Cleats, My Cause” initiative.
The cleats are impressive, to say the least. The outside features the phrase, “End Gun Violence.” And next to the phrase is an image of two hands breaking a gun in half.
On the inside of the shoes is a Nike symbol next to an American flag with the words, “Everytown For Gun Safety” written underneath—which is the non-profit organization that Robinson is playing for.
The Washington Commanders take on the New York Giants in a huge divisional matchup with massive playoff implications. Both teams currently own an NFC wild card spot with seven wins apiece—although the Commanders have one more loss, having yet to enjoy their bye week.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.