In a press conference where he should have been talking about a big bowl win over a ranked opponent, Kirk Ferentz was asked about his sophomore running back being arrested last night.
News of suspended Iowa running back Adam Robinson's arrest spread like wildfire on Tuesday afternoon.
The sophomore was already sitting out the Insight Bowl for violating team rules, but was arrested on Monday night and charged with possession of marijuana.
The arrest fueled speculation that the Des Moines native will not be back with the Hawkeyes in 2011.
Iowa athletic director Gary Barta issued a statement late Tuesday afternoon: "Kirk and I were made aware of Adam's situation earlier this morning. Obviously, we are both extremely disappointed to hear the news. We don't have all of the facts and will withhold any further comment until we return to Iowa City and learn all of the details."
"Gary made a statement today. And I really don't have anything to add to it. I have been kind of occupied with this game, as you might imagine. It has been a busy day. It's really not paramount on my thoughts now. I'm going to go home and enjoy this win."
In Robinson's absence, true freshman running back Marcus Coker ran for an Iowa bowl record 219 yards on 33 carries.