Former Los Angeles Rams player Isiah ‘Butch’ Robertson died in a deadly limo crash in Texas, he was 69. A representative for Robertson’s former team confirmed his death late Saturday. According to reports, Robertson was driving a limo on the rainy roads of Mabank, Texas. Lt. Lonny Haschel with the Texas Rangers, said Robertston was driving the limo at an unsafe speed. He lost control of the limo, and it ended up in the middle of the highway. A big rig ran into it, and another car also hit Robertson’s limo.
Emergency responders were on the scene within minutes, and Robertson was taken to a hospital in Athens, Texas, where he died of his injuries. The driver of the truck only had scraps, the other driver was taken to a hospital and was released a few hours later. According Lt. Haschel, Robertson had been the guest at a high school football banquet less than an hour before the crash. He was a short distance away from ‘The House of Isiah’, a drug treatment center for recovering addicts that Robertson founded.r Robertson was open about his struggles with drugs and alcohol, and founded the center to others overcome their addictions.
According to someone who attended the banquet, Robertson said, “that life is about giving back and helping others.” He added, “If you have a setback, you don’t have to take a step back because God’s gonna come back. In his last haunting line of the evening he said, “I want to tell you God has a plan for every one of you.” Earlier in the evening he spoke about still being a professional football play, and having a drug problem. He said that his former team mates saved his life by physically taking him to a rehab center. The Rams released an official statement about their former player, saying he played from 1971 to 1978, and spent the rest of his life off the field, dedicated ‘to helping others.’