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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