Running Back Jovan Robinson Ruled Ineligible by NCAA

By Posted on: August 18th, 2012 in Uncategorized 4 Comments »

By AubTigerman  /aubtigerman@hotmail.com on August 18, 2012​

Auburn’s biggest running back on the roster will not be playing for the Tigers this year after the NCAA ruled Jovan Robinson ineligible. The action came after one of his high school guidance counselors at Memphis’ Wooddale High admitted to changing a grade on his transcript.

Auburn University does not face any repercussions from the NCAA’s action save the loss of Jovan from the depth chart.

At 6’1, 220 lbs. Robinson, a four star recruit, was the biggest back on the team. However, unless the Tigers experience a rash of injuries, chances were he may not have seen the field this season.

He was already behind Onterio McCalebb and Tre Mason on the depth chart and would have been in competition with Cory Grant and Mike Blakely for playing time.

It is unclear what his future holds. But Coach Chizik said Friday that Jovan definitely wants to play for Auburn. So it looks like he will have to go to a junior college for a year or two before he can wear the orange and blue.

Chizik has left the door open for him to return to The Plains when he gets his academic eligibility straightened out.

Hate to see this for Robinson but it was better for it to happen now, before he actually played in a game. Here’s to hoping Jovan gets it together and returns to play for the Tigers.

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  1. Todd Eubanks says:

    Sucks for Robinson to have to wait on his dreams and it sucks for most AU fans considering the Updyke nations propensity to point fingers and cry foul while assuming any impropriety at there own institution must be the product of unfortunate happenstance. One thing is certain……if the young man does the work and does it the right way Chizik and AU will be there for him in the end. Regardless I can’t wait for September 1st……Beat the Dabo outta Clemson!

    Todd92

  2. Jimy Crakho says:

    Hope Clemson beat the crap out of the tAUrds

    • Jumpn' Jack Flash says:

      Awe, how cute! The turd learned how to use his computer. Now we just need to work on his grammar so he can be a proper troll.

  3. sparkey chris says:

    All right, there is one thing that bugs me about our site. The names being misspelled so often. It’s Jovon Robinson not Jovan.