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NFLer Robinson gives back to Varina

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - Michael Robinson doesn't know when he'll get his next paycheck. But that's not stopping him from being extremely generous.

The five year NFL veteran donated $10,000 to his alma mater, Varina High School, Wednesday. Robinson's charity, Excel 2 Excellence, works to raise money for school programs that have suffered from budget cuts.  This donation to Varina will go towards new equipment in the weight room. VHS built a new weight facility in 2008, but did not purchase new equipment for building.

Robinson has had plenty of time on his hands because of the NFL lockout.  Players cannot do any league activities, but Robinson says he's spending plenty of time working out on his own.  He's also been doing some broadcasts for his college alma mater, Penn State.

The former 49er and Seahawk running back says he believes strongly in what the players union is fighting for in the negotiations.  He's says the owner's desire of an 18 game regular season is unacceptable, and that it makes no sense for the players to downsize their salaries while the league is making billions of dollars more every year.

But the time off from the football has made him think about what life will be like without football.  Robinson says it is through actions like today that he hopes will make future generations remember him for much more than just playing football.

The former Blue Devil will host his camp for a second year, and it will begin on June 23rd at VHS.

Robinson will be a free agent when the league gets going again, so he's not quite sure where he will end up.

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