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Auburn RB reportedly ruled ineligible for falsified transcript

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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

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.

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15 Responses to “Auburn RB reportedly ruled ineligible for falsified transcript”
  1. ukeone says: Aug 17, 2012 8:12 PM

    “…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…”
    ———————————————————-Uh-huh…..time will tell (more sooner than later, I hope) if this was just the HS counselor’s doing, or was it that Auburn wanted this guy ‘so badly’ that something was done behind the scenes ‘to make that happen.’ Hey, this is the SEC we’re talking about…where dishonesty abounds…and it wouldn’t surprise me a bit to see this situation investigated further by the NCAA, and then end-up with another major university (ummm…AUBURN) ‘biting the dust.’ Oh, “2012”…the year that DOMINOS became the major sport in the NCAA (because the really BIG BOYS are finally going down…one-by-one!).

  2. superbronco77 says: Aug 17, 2012 8:42 PM

    Uk…..thanks for the SEC bashing…..makes so much sense since we have seen the likes of powerhouse SEC schools like Ohio St, USC and Penn St. all show that “cheating runs rampant” in the SEC.

  3. bertenheim says: Aug 17, 2012 9:33 PM

    Just a hunch: The counselor was acting on the “suggestion” of a booster.
    Academic shenanigans are big news in Chapel Hill.
    Not Auburn.

  4. normtide says: Aug 17, 2012 9:35 PM

    The sec wins, so they must cheating. Sound logic, do you apply it everywhere? Or just when you or your team can not win? Micheal Phelps? Usian Bolt? I will say that we SEC fans do love the open expression of defeat. Hoping a higher power beats us, because it is your only hope. Maybe you should forget football and cheer for your favorite roller derby squad, lmao.

  5. effjohntaylornorelation says: Aug 17, 2012 9:39 PM

    The SEC bashing is based on the presumption of southern ignorance, alledgedly. Remember, you lost the war.

  6. orthomarine says: Aug 17, 2012 10:33 PM

    Come on…

    We all know the SEC just pays better…

  7. chalmette77 says: Aug 17, 2012 10:38 PM

    And your remark is based on a war that ended in 1865. This must be the basis of your Northern ignorance.

  8. clemsonstillsucks says: Aug 17, 2012 11:44 PM


    The War of Northern Aggression has something to do with college football. No wonder Al Qaeda thinks we’re a bunch of dumbasses.

    @ Effjohn

    Thankfully President Obama killed Bin Laden. I would surmise you believe that is somehow related to the end of the BCS as well.

    ps – you’re a douchebag.

  9. latchbeam says: Aug 18, 2012 2:43 AM

    Just blame it on his Dad and it will go away.

  10. woebegong says: Aug 18, 2012 9:19 AM

    Here is a novel idea. Suppose the guidance counselor, just got a little over zealous in trying to get one of his or her students into a college. The wrong way to go about it, and I am not a fan of Auburn, but I think it is a stretch to try and involve them in that.

  11. urenglishteachr says: Aug 18, 2012 10:19 AM


    The first sentence of the third paragraph is not a complete sentence. If you have an editor, I guess he or she went to sleep on this one. It looks like the artifact of either a cut-and-paste or a story that has been edited to add information.

    Please feel free to remove my comment once you have completed your edit.


    PS: That is at least a one letter grade deduction. 😉

  12. lilrock9 says: Aug 18, 2012 8:35 PM

    Typical ……….. Or either there getting kicked out !

  13. loadofwash says: Aug 18, 2012 11:39 PM

    Try recruiting from a prison yard next time.

  14. dmvtransplant says: Aug 19, 2012 6:43 PM

    If a kid had a shot at changing his life with a scholarship, but might not have qualified academically? Then I can understand why someone might have tried to help him out. He’s just a kid and football might have been his only way out.

  15. normtide says: Aug 19, 2012 7:27 PM

    Great post DMV. Everyone wants to draw a line through every issue, then proclaim right or wrong. Very few situations are crystal clear and easily defined. The only clear path to the NFL is through college, and it is possible that can put admins at high schools in tough positions. All in the spirit of helping a kid. Not sure I totally agree with it, but I can see how I may in some instances.

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