Earlier today it was reported that Robinson was nowhere to be seen as the Tigers’ kicked off summer camp with their first practice in preparation for the start of the 2016 season. After that practice, head coach Gus Malzahn dropped the bombshell: Robinson has been dismissed from the football program.
The running back was informed of the coach’s decision this morning.
“He didn’t meet my standards or expectations of what it takes to be an Auburn Tiger football player,” Malzahn said. “We are going to have zero distractions on this team this year. I have given him his release and welcome him the best.”
Last season, Robinson’s 639 yards rushing were second on the team, as was his 5.5 yards per carry. His 126 yards on the ground earned him MVP honors in the Tigers’ Birmingham Bowl win over Memphis.
With Robinson now abruptly out of the picture, the running-game load will now likely be shouldered by Kerryon Johnson. Last season, Johnson was fourth on the team in rushing yards (208) and tied for third in rushing touchdowns (3).