Tigers Holding Robinson Out Of Practice

Freshman Jovon Robinson is not being allowed to practice while his academic status is evaluated.

Auburn, Ala.--Freshman running back Jovon Robinson is being held out of Auburn's football practices while the university evaluates his academic status, according to an Auburn spokesman.

A report from the Memphis Commercial Appeal on Friday stated that a counselor at Wooddale High School in Memphis where Robinson played football has resigned following an investigation of possible academic fraud concerning Robinson's transcript.

The freshman is not expected to be allowed to practice until the university has more information on the running back's high school grades.

Jovon Robinson is shown during a recent Auburn practice.

Robinson is one of five tailbacks on the Auburn roster this preseason. He was a U.S. Army All-American as a senior. He participated in Auburn's scrimmage on Wednesday evening. The Tigers did not practice on Thursday and Robinson did not participate in either of the two-a-days sessions on Friday.

Robinson, who was ranked as Scout.com's No. 22 running back prospect in the 2012 signee class, chose the Tigers over Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Michigan, Ohio State and others. He rushed for 1,069 yards and 13 touchdowns on 137 carries as a senior despite missing playing time with an ankle injury.

As a junior he rushed for 2,196 yards and scored 36 touchdowns on 232 carries. As a sophomore he rushed for 1,675 yards and 26 TDs on 173 carries. Robinson played in the Offense-Defense All-American game. He was named a SuperPrep All-American.


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