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Bryan Robinson

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Bryan Robinson

Bryan Robinson, a former Chicago Bears defensive lineman, died June 11, 2016, according to the Chicago Tribune. He was 41.

Robinson was pronounced dead after 10 p.m. Saturday after being found in a Milwaukee hotel room, the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office said in a statement. An autopsy performed Monday found no trauma, and the cause of death is pending results of toxicology tests. Milwaukee police told the Chicago Tribune that there were no signs of anything suspicious, and they are investigating the situation as a sudden death.

Robinson, who was known as Big Dog, played with the Bears from 1998 until 2003. He had 16.5 sacks during his career with the Bears. The 6-foot-4 Robinson played in the 2008 Super Bowl while a member of the St. Louis Cardinals. He also played with three other teams during his 14 years in the NFL.


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"He became one of my better friends on the team," former Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher said, according to the Tribune. "B-Rob was very good at what he did and he never made mental mistakes. He always knew where to be and he knew where other guys were supposed to be and he didn't accept that when other guys screwed up."

The Bears issued a statement on Robinson's death Monday, saying: "We are saddened to hear of the loss of Bryan Robinson. He will be remembered for the determination and work ethic he displayed on the field over his six years in Chicago. The Bears and our fans will always be indebted to him for his game-saving blocked field goal in Green Bay six days after Walter Payton's passing. Our prayers are with Bryan and his family."

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