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Robinson arrested on marijuana charge

Posted on 28. Dec, 2010 by in Iowa Football

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By Brendan Stiles

HawkeyeDrive.com

As initially reported by KCCI-TV in Des Moines, Iowa sophomore running back Adam Robinson was arrested and charged Monday evening with possession of marijuana. Robinson’s arrest comes three weeks following the arrest of senior wide receiver Derrell Johnson-Koulianos on drug charges.

The Des Moines native was not allowed to travel with the team down to Tempe, Ariz., for tonight’s 2010 Insight Bowl between the Hawkeyes and No. 14 Missouri Tigers. Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz said in the release sent Dec. 13 that Robinson did not meet certain expectations and back then, also said the 5-9 running back would have the option to rejoin the team in January when the UI begins its spring semester.

Robinson missed two games against Indiana and Minnesota last month due to concussions, and was benched in place of freshman running back Marcus Coker for the Hawkeyes’ Nov. 20 contest against Ohio State due to what Ferentz described then as “academic indigestion.” Coker will start at running back for Iowa this evening.

“Kirk and I were made aware of Adam’s situation earlier this morning,” Iowa athletics director Gary Barta said in a statement released Tuesday afternoon, about six hours before kickoff. “Obviously, we are both extremely disappointed to hear the news.

“We don’t have all of the facts, and will withhold any further comment until we return to Iowa City and learn all of the details.”

The 2010 Insight Bowl is set to start at 9 p.m. Central, and the game will be televised nationally by ESPN. Be sure to check out HawkeyeDrive.com later this evening for complete coverage of the 2010 Insight Bowl.

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