Former Western Carolina defensive lineman dies in fatal shooting

Buddy Robinson in a game against Elon last season. Photo: Doug Powell

UPDATE (April 20, 2012): From WLOS–The Rutherford Co. Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the murder of Antonitius “Buddy” Robinson. 26 yr. old Napolean Brian Edgerton was arrested at a residence in Spindale. He’s accused of killing Robinson on April 12th in Forest City during what authorities say was a drug transaction. We’ll have more details as we get them.


Antonitius “Buddy” Robinson died yesterday of gunshot wounds according to the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department. The shooting happened near Robinson’s hometown of Bostic, N.C. early yesterday.

The person who shot Robinson has not yet been identified according to the reports.

Robinson, 21, a junior at Western Carolina, was a former football player for the Catamounts who played in 11 games last season recording 32 tackles.

Robinson was the son of Steve Suber and Mary Cantrell.

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