Ex-NFL linebacker Isiah ‘Butch’ Robertson killed in Texas limo crash

Ex-NFL linebacker Isiah ‘Butch’ Robertson killed in Texas limo crash

Ex-NFL linebacker Isiah ‘Butch’ Robertson killed in Texas limo crash

Former NFL star linebacker Isiah Robertson was killed in a vehicle crash late Thursday evening near Mabank (southeast of Dallas), authorities confirmed. Haschel said the crash occurred a short time after Robertson was speaking at a high school football banquet nearby.

A statement from the Texas Department of Public Safety reportedly said that Robertson was driving a limo entered a curve at an unsafe speed due to the rain, skidded out to a stop, then was hit by a pick-up truck into an oncoming auto in the other lane.

According to DPS officials, around 10 p.m., a Lincoln Limousine, driven by Isiah Robertson Jr., 69, of Garland, was traveling north on State Highway 198 at an unsafe speed. The limo skidded on the wet surface of the dark, rural highway, ran partially off the road and was hit by two other vehicles.

A northbound Ford Ranger crashed into the limo, pushing it into the southbound lane where a Hyundai Sonata struck it, fatally injuring Robertson. The other auto driver was unhurt. The crash was being investigated.

Robertson was a former first-round draft pick and six-time Pro Bowl linebacker in the National Football League for the Los Angeles Rams from 1971 to 1978.

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Robertson remained with the Rams through 1978, helping Los Angeles win six straight NFC West titles from 1973 to 1978. He was named first-team All-Pro in 1973 and 1976 and was chosen for the Pro Bowl in his rookie 1971 season, as well as 1973-77.

Isiah Robertson played for the Los Angeles Rams from 1971 to 1978. He said the addiction caused him to lose his 14 homes, business and cars.

In a statement, the Rams said: 'We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our Legends, Isiah Robertson.

After almost dying from a beating over a drug dispute in the 1980s, Robertson finally got sober.

The Rams announced's Robertson's death Friday in a brief statement, lauding his contributions to both the team's frequent division championships and his House of Isaiah recovery center.

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