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|Star running back Adam Robinson of the Iowa Hawkeyes — shown here in an unguarded moment from July — was arrested and charged with marijuana possession Monday night|
Iowa running back Adam Robinson has been charged with possession of marijuana, endangering his career with the Hawkeyes.
Robinson was arrested at 10:45 p.m. on Monday night, said the Iowa State Patrol, reports KCCI in Des Moines. He was a passenger in a car that was stopped by troopers, according to spokeswoman Courtney Greene, who said Robinson was cited and released.
A trooper stopped the vehicle in Des Moines because it didn’t have a front license plate, according to officials. As he approached the vehicle, the trooper reported noticing “a strong odor of marijuana” coming from the vehicle, which constituted probable cause to search, officials said.
The driver, Ermin Zornic, 20, was charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana and OWI, pending toxicology tests. He was driven to Polk County Jail.
Robinson, a running back and the team’s leading rusher for the past two seasons, had already been suspended from the Hawkeyes due to failure to follow team policies. He did not travel with the team to Arizona to play in the Insight Bowl. He is originally from Des Moines.
Earlier this month, head coach Kirk Ferentz commented on Robinson’s suspension, saying, “While Adam has been cleared medically, he will not be participating in the upcoming Insight Bowl game as a result of failing to comply with team expectations and policies. Adam will have the option to rejoin the team when classes resume in January.”
Iowa takes on 10-2 Missouri Tuesday night at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona, at 9 p.m.
Robinson, who was released on his own recognizance, is scheduled to appear in Polk County District Court on January 5.