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Former Hawkeye Robinson apologizes for mistakes

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -- Over the weekend we heard from dismissed Hawkeye running back Adam Robinson for the first time since his arrest on charges of possession of marijuana. Robinson talked about the circumstances leading up to his dismissal from the team.

After just two years with the Hawkeyes, Adam Robinson was already Iowa's 13th leading rusher of all time.  All that was taken down December 27th.

"I'm extremely sorry for the mistakes I made up to this point.  I hope you find it in your heart to forgive me," Robinson says.

Sunday afternoon, Robinson apologized for being arrested for possession of marijuana.

"All the time people warn you to be careful of who you hang out with.  I just didn't listen to that and let my guard down, hanging out with the wrong people in the wrong places."

Earlier this season, Robinson suffered two concussions. He says his school work suffered which led to his academic suspension. Robinson says he was so overwhelmed, he smoked marijuana.

While he doesn't think being kicked off the team was fair, Robinson says he doesn't blame Coach Ferentz for the decision. He says he wants to prove he deserves another chance.

"Hopefully with progress, I'm planning to re-open a door if it is closed."

Robinson was approached by the University of Northern Iowa and Southern Illinois to see if he was interested in transferring.  He says he wants to remain a Hawkeye and hopes he can raise his grades and represent the team well if given another chance. He'll attend substance abuse counseling and try to redeem himself for disappointing Hawkeye Nation and thousands of Iowa kids who called him their role model.

"I'm going to do everything in my power to get your trust and support back.  All the fans I've lost I hope I can make it to the point for them to be my fan again," Robinson says.

 

 

 

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ROBINSON SAYS HE NEVER REFUSED A DRUG TEST WHILE ON THE TEAM.

HE SAYS THE IOWA FOOTBALL PROGRAM - DOES NOT HAVE A DRUG PROBLEM.

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