IOWA CITY, Iowa - Adam Woodbury worries little about how he's perceived. How his parents feel about it concerns him deeply.
"If you guys were in the position and your kid was getting talked about like that, I think it'd be hard on you guys as well," Woodbury said.
The Iowa center met with the media Wednesday, three days after he again grabbed national attention for poking an opposing player in the eye. The incident with Maryland's Melo Trimble came on the heels of it occurring twice against Wisconsin last month.
Woodbury maintained his innocence Wednesday saying that the acts were unintentional. The 7-foot-1 junior said he's working on ways to keep it from happening again.
"That's a fine line I've got to cross," Woodbury said. "I'm trying not to let it affect me but I really hope it doesn't happen again. I'm doing everything in my power to make it not happen again and trying to change some things on the defensive end. It's been inadvertent so I don't have a lot of control over it. But I'm going to see what I can do for it not to happen again."
The sideshow comes during one of the best run of performances in Woodbury's career. He's confident he'll be able to keep it going despite the distractions.
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