Posted by Tom Fornelli
It's been two weeks since Adam Robinson was kicked off of the Iowa football team by head coach Kirk Ferentz, and now that some time has passed, Robinson is hoping he can work his way back on the team. Over the weekend, and under the advice of his attorney, Robinson called a pseudo-press conference with select members of the Iowa media.
In that press conference Robinson apologized for the actions that led to his dismissal, and expressed his desire to return to the Hawkeyes.
“I apologize to my family, former teammates, coaches, my friends, the Hawkeye nation and everyone who supported me,” said Robinson. "I know I have disappointed you, and let you down. For that, I am sorry. I promise to do better, and I hope you find it in your hearts to forgive me.”
Robinson is seeking forgiveness for what Kirk Ferentz coined as "academic indigestion" along with a charge for marijuana possession after being pulled over in a car with marijuana in it. Considering Derrell Johnson-Koulianos had recently been arrested for living in what the police deemed a "drug house," it's hard to blame Ferentz for his decision. He's trying to clean up the image of his program.
That being said, what Robinson has done is not exactly along the lines of a "drug house." He was a college kid caught with pot. Imagine that. Robinson is enrolled in classes at Iowa this semester, and if he gets the work done and clears up the "indigestion," then I'd like to think Ferentz would reinstate him on the football team. He's made a mistake, he's apologized, and now he's working to fix it.
I'm not sure what else Ferentz or the Iowa football program could ask of him.