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Tragic Car Wreck Takes Life of ODU Football Player

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In my hometown of Norfolk, Virginia (VA), the excitement about Old Dominion University and its new football program is mixed with serious sadness over the death in a car accident of Monarch player Osric Robinson. On December 12, 2008, the junior linebacker was killed on the road near his home in Alma, Georgia (GA).

The young man had transferred to ODU in Norfolk, Virginia after having played football for two years at Ferrum College. Robinson had just made the team after fall tryouts. He was a star athlete in various sports coming out of his Macon County High School in Georgia. Unfortunately, car accidents are one of the top killers of America’s young adults. When a tragedy like this occurs, there is no amount of money that can ever make it right for the family who has lost a young person. However, I hope that the family of this young man finds a good lawyer to get all of the available insurance coverage to help them deal with this horrible event and move on with their lives as best they can.