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Former Alabama athlete speaks at gun violence discussion Saturday

A former University of Alabama football standout and current Washington Commanders running back was in Tuscaloosa over the weekend, speaking out about gun violence. Brian Robinson Jr. was shot twice last August during an attempted armed robbery in Washington D.C.

Saturday’s event was sponsored by 14 local churches and featured a panel discussion and Q&A session with Robinson on preventing gun violence.

“Using guns and just playing around with guns never leads to anything good. You always end up in a situation that’s never really positive. I want to use my platform to show people that it can be different,” said Robinson.

The former Crimson Tide running back encouraged teens to make good decisions.

“I just want to them to realize that decision making is real and it can determine your whole life. One bad decision can lead you down hill for the rest of your life,” said Robinson.

The program’s focus was on character building, making positive choices, and simply doing the right thing.


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