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The NCAA has approved a GoFundMe campaign to benefit the family of Florida State defensive end Janarius Robinson, one of many natives of the Florida Panhandle who have been significantly affected by Hurricane Michael.
A native of Panama City, Florida, Robinson told reporters in Tallahassee on Wednesday that that it 'looked like someone dropped a nuclear bomb on us.'
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In a single day, the fundraising page pulled in $81,000 by Thursday afternoon – quickly exceeding its $75,000 goal. (The NCAA has rules about student athletes accepting gifts, which is why the GoFundMe page needed to be approved, or Robinson would have risked his eligibility at Florida State if he or his family accepted the payment)
Robinson and his family stayed in Georgia during the storm, according to ESPN, and when they returned to Florida, they saw extensive damage to both their home and the area.
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'It was devastating to see something that you've been growing up in all your life destroyed,' Robinson said. 'Ripped to shreds.'
On social media, Robinson posted pictures of his family's crumbling home, most of which had fallen to the ground. His recruitment letters from other schools could be seen strewn across his own yard.
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'My house, city everything has been destroyed,' Robinson wrote. 'These pictures...
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