What started out as a temporary withholding has turned into a permanent loss for the Auburn Tigers’ backfield — at least for 2012.
An investigation into a falsified transcript has resulted in freshman running back Jovon Robinson being ruled ineligible for this season. The NCAA found that at least one of Robinson’s grades at Wooddale HigH School in Memphis, TN, were changed without approval, according to AuburnSports.com.
Robinson’s high school guidance counselor recently after admitting to falsifying a grade report which belonged to the Auburn commit. It’s unclear why the counselor changed the grades, though it’s not believed at this time that Auburn had anything to do it.
What happens to Robinson now is also a subject of debate; he could end up going to junior college for a year and try to regain eligibility. A four-star running back who signed with the Tigers this year, Robinson was expected to compete for some playing time this season in a backup to Ontario McCalebb.
Obviously, that won’t be happening anytime soon.