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.
Last week's awfulness continues. Stacy Robinson, a wideout on the New York Giants 80s SB winners, died yesterday at 50 of blood cancer.
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.
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.
Absolutely shocked and beyond upset at hearing the news about my friend the great Stacy Robinson. He made the NFLPA great every day
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.