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Stacy Robinson Dies: Twitter Mourns Former Giant

Former wide receiver worked for NFL players union

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Coming on the heels of the tragic death of former NFL great Junior Seau, former New York Giant Stacy Robinson died yesterday. He had been in hospice care since May 3rd after suffering a form of blood cancer since 2009.

Robinson won two Super Bowls with the Giants and was just 50 years old. He continued to work with the National Football League’s players union after leaving the game and was highly regarded by teammates and superiors alike. Co-worker Joe Briggs said in a tweet, “If you have played for the league in the last 15 years, Stacy Robinson fought for you. Even if he didn’t know your name.”

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Stacy Robinson,” Giants co-owner John Mara said. “He was a good man who was loved and respected by his teammates and everyone in this organization. His work on behalf of the players association was of great benefit to many players. He will be missed. His family is in our thoughts and prayers.”

Robinson leaves behind a wife and three children.

R.I.P. Stacy Robinson: As a N.Y. @Giants fan, I appreciate all that you did for the team and the NFL. — http://t.co/UhXdDrcE(image) 29 minutes ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Last week’s awfulness continues. Stacy Robinson, a wideout on the New York Giants 80s SB winners, died yesterday at 50 of blood cancer.(image) 2 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

The late Giants WR Stacy Robinson also was one of NFLPA’s top execs; he stood out as man of his word in union-league affairs.(image) 2 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Stacy Robinson, dead? One of the brightest guys I covered. Top team player. Helped many w/life after NFL as NFLPA official. Good, good man.(image) 15 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Absolutely shocked and beyond upset at hearing the news about my friend the great Stacy Robinson. He made the NFLPA great every day(image) 20 hours ago via Tweetbot for iOS ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

If you have played in the league in the last 15 years. Stacy Robinson fought for you. Even if he didn’t know your name.(image) 20 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Stacy Robinson Dies: Twitter Mourns Former Giant
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  • andiamo

    He wasn’t a Linebacker.

  • http://yahoo pamela silvers

    i love football,and as i growing older im still learing about it.im sorry 4 the families of the players who have passed away.god bless them all.they are who teach us what we all know today.

  • Louise

    I seem to read about athletes dying at a much younger age these days then they did 40 or so years ago. Maybe people should take a look at the increased violence that is allowed in sports these days.

    • kathryn scafuro

      maybe its the the poison under the playing field at the MEADOWLANDS…that should be investigated..I bet you would find some toxic stuff covered over. How many Giants players have died of cancer at an early age??

    • scarletmyth

      He died of cancer; it had nothing to do with violence in sports.

  • kevin potter

    Amanda,
    Stacy Robinson was a wide receiver not a linebacker.

  • http://webpronews nanja

    As a diehard Giants fan I can only say this is a big lose for all fans, and for all who admired this great player. RIP.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kylito65 Kyle Merriam

    Stacy Robinson was a very speedy wide receiver back in the day. He was a spectacular player who came to the Giants as a second round pick. I am sad to learn of his death.

  • http://Toomanydeaths jill

    Seems like the past month every day someone dies. Some are in their 80s….but some are very young to die. Sad sad news

  • NYG fan4ever

    Headed for the real “Big Blue” in the heavens my friend. Thank you for your hard earned contribution to my beloved Giants. Bless your family in these hard times. RIP

  • chris

    i would have shot myself at 5 when i figured out they named me stacy. wtf is up we these dumbass parents?

    • Michael B.

      Chris, your comments sounds like a 5 year olds comment. Why would you disrespect someones family after that person died? His mother was a very intelligent lady (by the way her name was Gladys) she raised her children to be smart as well. She had a Masters Degree, one of her daughters have a Masters Degree as well as Stacy. So perhaps you may reconsider shooting yourself, dumbass!

  • s

    amanda twitter cannot mourn. the users of twitter, masses on twitter mourn, people tweet their mourning. if you had an editor he/she/it would not let you lead with that headline. twitter mourns like facebook cries.