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Washington Redskins' star hit by drunk driver on way back from TNF game

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Washington Redskins linebacker Keenan Robinson has revealed that he and his family were hit by a drunk driver when returning home from the Redskins defeat to the New York Giants Thursday night.

The 2012 fourth round pick, who has started all four of the Redskins' games this season, alerted his Twitter followers to the alarming incident on Friday afternoon - posting the following message:

"I thank you father God for protecting me and my family and keeping us safe tonight. A drunk driver hit us and almost wiped us out."

Fortunately it seems that all involved avoided any serious injuries, and Robinson was clearly thankful after what would undoubtedly have been a scary event especially considering his family were in the car with him.

"Me and the family are doing Great. No one was harmed in the accident. Thank you guys for the concern. God is good all the time," the linebacker posted at 3.18 PM Friday.

Police intervene

As reported by NBC, a Maryland resident named Leon David Robinson III has since been handed a DUI charge and arrested after refusing to take the breathalyzer test as well as failing the obligatory sobriety test.

It is believed that the individual hit Robinson's Chevy Suburban around midnight as the player made his way back from FedEx Field.

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Further incidents 

Keenan Robinson wasn't the only NFL star to be involved in a worrying accident on the roads this week either.

Detroit Lions starting quarterback Matthew Stafford narrowly avoided serious injury when a bridge collapsed in front of him as he was driving to Friday morning practice at the Lions facility.

Unfortunately one driver was killed as a result of the bridge collapse.

Robinson and the Redskins

The 2014 season marks the first period of consistency in the NFL career of Keenan Robinson. After two years ravaged by injury the former Texas Tech LB has been handed a starting role which he has maintained into Week Four.

The Redskins meanwhile, have endured a tough start to the 2014 campaign and currently hold a 1-3 record after their 14-45 defeat to NFC East rivals the Giants last night.

Next up is a daunting match up against reigning Superbowl champs the Seattle Seahawks.

Robinson's near miss however puts into perspective what happens on the football field and fortunately for all involved the collision ended without major injury.


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