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Auburn RB held out of practice for academic investigation

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Auburn’s backfield was already going to miss Michael Dyer. Now the Tigers’ running back depth is getting thinner again, at least for the time being.

The Memphis Commercial-Appeal reports that freshman running back Jovon Robinson is being held out of fall practice while the NCAA investigates allegations that his high school transcript was falsified. A statement from Memphis City Schools — Robinson is from Memphis — says a school guidance counselor stepped down after admitting to creating a fake transcript for Robinson.

When all of this will be cleared up is, well, unclear. Robinson was a four-star back according to Rivals.com and could have earned playing time right away behind Onterio McCalebb. With each day Robinson doesn’t practice, that becomes less likely.

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10 Responses to “Auburn RB held out of practice for academic investigation”
  1. houndofthebaskervols says: Aug 11, 2012 5:43 PM

    Ruh Roh! This wont end well.

  2. liverpoolred04 says: Aug 11, 2012 6:46 PM

    Thanks to a pissed off Vol booster…of course I’d be pissed off if I was a Vol’s fan too.

  3. bigdinla says: Aug 11, 2012 7:31 PM

    So it is UTs fault that a school changed a players transcript? Seems if you want to blame a school, you blame Auburn. I guess I could be wrong, but getting angry because they were caught is just asinine!

  4. 305fan says: Aug 11, 2012 8:00 PM

    Don’t forget we talking about the SEC (Sanction Exepmt Conference).

  5. roundup5 says: Aug 11, 2012 9:12 PM

    This isn’t the only one that got into college to
    play sports on a falsified transcript. There are
    many out there right now.

  6. houndofthebaskervols says: Aug 11, 2012 10:22 PM

    Hey liverpool, where do you monkeys get off blaming this on a UT booster?

    Maybe you havent heard, but we dont really consider Memphis to be a part of the state so nobody gets too upset when a Memphis HS product signs with somebody else. And if you’re listening to “that old faggot” Roy Adams (thats what Fulmer called him in the Commercial Appeal) the man is nothing but an attention whore and couldnt tell you what zip code he lives in if you held a gun to his head.

  7. latchbeam says: Aug 11, 2012 11:22 PM

    Don’t worry, its his Dad’s fault… its ok, he can play.

  8. thegeneral7694 says: Aug 12, 2012 12:47 AM

    latchbeam: I was thinking exactly the same thing…his dad will sweep in and admit that he knew the transcript was fake, but the kid didn’t…hey, if it worked for Scam, why not give it a try?

    I’m 100% convinced that Aubie will find a way to blame this on Saban…they always do.

  9. kozbee says: Aug 12, 2012 10:49 AM

    This has nothing to do with Auburn since it all happened before he was recruited.IMO this is between the guidance counselor,high school and maybe the football coach there.Re-test him and see if he meets the standard then either let him go or join the team.It wasn`t Jovon that broke the law but the counselor at the high school.Auburn has nothing to worry about,he`s not with the team at practice so Auburn is doing the right thing and the NCAA will have little to nothing on Auburn.Goodluck to Auburn fans and a good season.

  10. gandolph60 says: Aug 17, 2012 6:29 PM

    Why would a counselor take an entrance exam for an athlete ? Money is the obvious answer . However if the student athlete couldn’t make the grade , how could he or she remain in school for any length of time , since failing a single class could make a student ineligible . The answer is simple . No one would risk his or her career , unless they felt certain that the fix was in . Money changes hands and the student is guarantied to pass . Remember how a former Heisman trophy winner took all of his classes on line in his dorm room ? Yea , it’s that simple and almost impossible to prove .

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