Robinson dismissed

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From Iowa sports info:

IOWA CITY, IA – Iowa Football Coach Kirk Ferentz made the following statement today . . .

“Running Back Adam Robinson has been dismissed from The University of Iowa Football team,” said Ferentz.

Robinson was a sophomore from Des Moines. Ferentz indicated he would have no further comment.


Robinson led the Hawkeyes in rushing the last two seasons, going for 941 and 10 TDs this year.

He suffered two concussions in the span of a month and missed the final game at Minnesota. He was suspended for the first quarter of the Ohio State game for academics and then he was suspended for Iowa's Insight Bowl appearance for violations of team rules. He was cited on Dec. 27 for marijuana possession in Des Moines, less than 24 hours before Iowa's game against Missouri.

Running backs Jewel Hampton, Brandon Wegher and Robinson have left the Iowa program since the end of the season.

As it stands now, sophomore Marcus Coker is one of two scholarship running backs on the roster. He's joined by De'Andre Johnson, who redshirted this season.

Iowa has non-binding oral commitments from running backs Rodney Coe and Mikail McCall. The national signing period begins Feb. 2.

Robinson, a Des Moines native, rushed for 1,775 yards and 15 TDs in two seasons as Iowa's primary running back.

Robinson faced burglary charges in 2007, but the case was never fully prosecuted, records show. While Robinson made initial court appearances in the case that August, prosecutors dropped the charges about a month later.

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