Today, Iowa’s ex-running back and leading rusher sophomore Adam Robinson was scheduled to appear in Polk County District court for a formal appearance on his pot charge. Instead of appearing at court, Robinson, 21, filed a written appearance.
According to the DesMoinesRegister.com, a Polk County judge said Des Moines attorney Alfredo Parrish represented Robinson. By not appearing at court, Robinson missed the opportunity to hear the charges against him, his rights and if need be, the set bail if he had been in custody.
On Monday, Robinson was dismissed from Iowa’s football team. It was the culmination of a troublesome six-week period where Robinson missed the Nov. 20 Ohio State game due to academic ineligibility; he was suspended from the team for the Insight Bowl; and on the evening before the bowl game on Dec. 27, he was cited by police in Des Moines for the possession of pot.
On the evening of the arrest, Robinson was a passenger in a car stopped by a state trooper after he noticed a missing license plate; he was released at the scene.
I guess for the Hawkeyes, there’s something about the number three. For Robinson, it was three strikes and you’re out. And for the team, he was the third running back to leave the program in the last month.
In December after missing his second season due to injury (And oh yeah, there was that little arrest this summer), sophomore running back Jewel Hampton asked to be released from his scholarship.
A few days later sophomore running back Brandon Wegher followed suit.
Before the season started, Wegher left the team during summer practices. No one really had an explanation on why he left but he asked for a release from his scholarship right after Hampton did. It was accepted with the stipulation that Wegher not play for a Big Ten school.
And now there’s one. Dear Marcus Coker, please stay ouf trouble. You’re Iowa’s only running back.
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Written by Debbie Baratz