The former New York Giants’ wide receiver died at 50 years old, Huffington Post reports. He was 50 years old, but he spent the last three years of his life undergoing various treatments for the cancer he was suffering of. On May 3 he was taken to the hospice and several days later he was pronounced dead by the medical staff.
The wide receiver was always a tough opponent on the field; he won two Super Bowls while he was playing with the New York Giants. In the last three years of his life, Robinson had been competing against cancer. He underwent chemotherapy, he made a stem cell transplant and even subjected himself to a bone marrow transplant provided by his son. None of these tactics worked and Stacy Robinson passed away Tuesday afternoon.
The public announcement was first made by the Giants co-owner John Mara, who told the press that the team is deeply saddened to have lost one of their closest friends. He further added that Robinson had numerous accomplishments throughout his career both as a football player and as a member of the players’ association. Mara concluded the declaration with thoughtful messages for the late receiver’s family.
Robinson was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and started practicing football at an early age. He played six NFL seasons with the New York Giants after he was traded from North Dakota in 1985. Although he had 749 yards and seven touchdowns in 43 games, Robinson decided to retire at 29 years old because he didn’t feel like playing anymore.
Instead of working in the football industry, the wide receiver chose to get a master’s degree in business administration from Fairleigh Dickinson. Later on, however, he agreed to work for the players’ association where he did an excellent job supervising steroids and drug issues policies.
The spokesperson of the players’ union, George Atallah wrote on his Twitter account that he was sad to hear Robinson passed away. He confessed that he will miss the football player because he was a good mentor and a great friend.