Lions’ A’Shawn Robinson looks for teammate in heated locker room moment

Justin Rogers
The Detroit News
A'Shawn Robinson

Allen Park – The NFL likes to push the motto “Football is Family,” but the thing about families is they sometimes have disagreements.

On Friday, after the Detroit Lions' final practice in preparation for Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings, defensive tackle A’Shawn Robinson stormed into the locker room, visibly angry, cursing and looking for an unidentified teammate.

Robinson marched over to his corner of the locker room, then to the bathroom, where he was followed by a number of teammates looking to diffuse the situation.

Robinson was briefly approached by a reporter, asking if it was something the media had done that had set him off. He sternly, but politely asked her to get away from him.

Before the situation could escalate further, Robinson left the locker room.

Multiple players were asked if they knew the root of Robinson’s issue, but claimed to only hear or see the commotion from afar and were unable provide additional details.

Robinson, who was a healthy scratch the first game of the season, has averaged 28 defensive snaps the previous week and has played well. Pro Football Focus has graded him as the seventh-best defensive tackle this season.


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