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Freshman Iowa RB hit with pot-related charges

- AP

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.) 

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8 Responses to “Freshman Iowa RB hit with pot-related charges”
  1. seanmmartin says: Jun 8, 2012 3:38 AM

    Anyone remember Brandon Wegher?

    RB at Iowa has been nuts

  2. bertenheim says: Jun 8, 2012 11:00 AM

    If ya gotta have it, keep it out of the car.

  3. kozbee says: Jun 8, 2012 11:36 AM

    Throw their future away really dumb.Well if Greg has a bad season he can blame it on the weed.That pick above,is that Gregs back yard.

  4. normtide says: Jun 8, 2012 1:50 PM

    Wow, a college kid that smoked some refer, never in my life have I heard such nonsense…

  5. poppyitis says: Jun 8, 2012 4:01 PM

    This kid must not be very smart. I would let him go elsewhere. This is just an early indication of his personality and acceptance to illegal actions. With all the millions of students who would love a free ride, this guy just does no get it. He just gave up over $125,000.00 in four years.

  6. 6buckeye says: Jun 8, 2012 4:07 PM

    I’m totally disgusted with the quality of the kids being recruited these days. But i guess if you can run fast or catch a ball, grades and character don’t matter.

  7. wolfftrack says: Jun 9, 2012 1:35 AM

    Come on everybody was that age once and it is not like he was doing crack or killed someone it was a little weed. Safer than being behind the wheel drunk. What a bunch of goody 2 shoes.

  8. ttully says: Jun 11, 2012 12:36 AM

    I’d give him a second chance and if he messes that up, say goodby

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