The running back position has officially become the drummer to Iowa’s Spinal Tap.*
Backfield issues continue for the Hawkeyes with the arrest of freshman running back Greg Garmon, who faces misdemeanor charges of simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to multiple reports.
Garmon, along with fellow local football recruit Delton Williams, were pulled over last Friday in Garmon’s hometown of Erie for an expired registration when police found a small amount of marijuana in the vehicle. Iowa has not released a statement on the incident and Garmon has yet to actually report to voluntary summer conditioning drills (he was expected to report this weekend).
Garmon, a four-star prospect and one of two incoming freshman running backs for Iowa, rushed for 2,859 yards and 27 TDs as a three-year starter at McDowell High School (PA).
2012 has been a bad year for Iowa running backs. Marcus Coker and freshman Mika’il McCall both left in January. In March, sophomore Jordan Canzeri suffered a torn ACL, likely a season-ending injury.
(*I can’t in all good consciousness take credit for that analogy; that would be Michael Grey of AM 590 in Omaha. Well done, Mike.)