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Former Chicago Bear Bryan Robinson Found Dead

The 14-year NFL vet spent his most productive years as a staple of the Chicago Bears' defense.

Former NFL defensive lineman Bryan Robinson, best known for his time with the Chicago Bears, has died at the age of 41.

Robinson was found in a Milwaukee motel--the Midpoint Motel--Saturday and pronounced dead shortly after 10 p.m. that night, according to the Chicago Tribune.

While police told the paper there were no signs of suspicious activity, results of an autopsy along with toxicology reports are still pending, the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's office said.

After finishing his college career at Fresno State, Robinson went undrafted in 1997. After one season with the Rams, Robinson signed with the Bears, where he would play from 1998 to 2003.

In 1999, the 14-year NFL vet posted his career high in sacks with five while totaling 38 tackles. Robinson's shining moment may have came in that same season.

In the first game after the death of legendary Bears running back Walter Payton, Chicago held a 14-13 lead over the rival Green Bay Packers with seconds remaining.

As Green Bay attempted the potential game-winning field goal, Robinson rose up from the line, extending his right arm and successfully blocking the kick and preserving the emotional win.


Robinson would go on to spend time with the Miami DolphinsCincinnati Bengals and Arizona Cardinals. Robinson was a starter on the 2008 Arizona team that made it to the Super Bowl, ultimately losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

After news broke of Robinson's passing, athletes and teams shared their condolences and thoughts on social media.






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