HBO Real Sports profiles Barret Robbins

On the latest installment of the HBO series Real Sports, former Raider all-pro center Barret Robbins details the events that lead to his fateful disappearance on the eve of the Super Bowl.

Robbins now resides in a halfway house and is attempting to put the pieces of his life back in order.

His tale is a sad reminder of just how fragile the human mind is. His demons haunted him for most of his life, yet he was unwilling to reach out for help due to stubborn pride.

Robbins expressed his desire to remain close to the game he once loved by hopefully coaching one day. He also conceded that his actions and track record will most likely make it impossible for him to ever be associated with the sport of football again.

As a life long Raider fan, it was difficult to watch the piece if for no other reason than to have to relive the agony of that Super Bowl. Of course, my angst associated with that game is a mere drop in the bucket relative to what Robbins has been through. I wish Barret Robbins and his family all the best. We’ll never be able to fully comprehend what his pain feels like. I only hope that he is finally in a good place mentally and remains on the road to recovery.


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  • BB

    I knew Barret in high school and he was a good, genuine, fun-loving guy. It’s tragic how things have turned out for him, but I believe he has the will power to overcome these issues and cope with them in order to have this next chapter of his life turn out positively. I wish him and his family all the best.

  • Zach

    Man he is broke and has only seen his kids once in three years. I am cheering for this guy because it seems like he might have finally figured it out.

    The Raiders should really reach out to this guy. I know most might blame him for the Super Bowl, but the Raiders doctors are the ones that misdiagnosed him. The NFL or someone should help this guy back into society since he has shown that he is willing to right himself this time, finally.

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