Monday, January 17, 2011

Dismissed Iowa RB Adam Robinson is sorry, wants to come back

Adam Robinson/Courtesy: rodney white-des moines register
And while we tend sometimes to be snarky about guys who get in trouble, we agree he should have an opportunity to earn his way back. But he needs to prove he means it.

Adam Robinson was Iowa's leading rusher during the 2010 season and seemingly had it all going for him. But then, like quite a few of his teammates, Robinson was arrested in December. He was charged with marijuana possession. Robinson says he was suspended from his teams bowl game, because of academic issues. Iowa had a lengthy list of players get in trouble this December.

Robinson did an interview with the Des Moines Register, read it RIGHT HERE

In the interview he confirms his marijuana use but says the team doesn't have a drug problem. He also says he is seeking help for it.

As we said earlier, we can be pretty cynical and sometimes acerbic when it comes to athletes doing stupid things, but we also think that most, if they are sincere and express remorse should get a chance to redeem themselves.

Not many do this and we don't know if Robinson will be able to either, but in life, most people get second we are willing to wish him luck.

The kid has his work cut out for him. As does his school. The string of arrests and suspensions that Iowa had during the month of December, particularly that of receiver Derrell Johnson-Koulianos, was troubling to say the least.

Here are some highlights of Mr. Robinson put together with a music track by an Iowa fan with we're guessing, a lot of free time on his hands:

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