Auburn Football: Transcript Issue Could Impact Tiger RB Jovon Robinson

Barrett SalleeSEC Football Lead WriterAugust 10, 2012

Auburn RB Jovon Robinson / Photo Credit: Auburn University/Todd Van Emst
Auburn RB Jovon Robinson / Photo Credit: Auburn University/Todd Van Emst

A rather quiet summer in the SEC got loud on Friday.

First, the news that Tyrann Mathieu, LSU's star cornerback and Heisman finalist from 2011, had been dismissed from the Tigers for violating team rules.

Not to be outdone, an Auburn running back found himself in the news—at least, potentially.

The Memphis Commercial Appeal reported Friday afternoon that a guidance counselor at Wooddale High School resigned after admitting to creating a fraudulent transcript for a former student-athlete. 

Who is that student-athlete? 

According to the report, the statement, which didn't release a name, was in response to inquiries about Auburn freshman running back Jovon Robinson.

The report states that the NCAA was in contact with the city about the issue this week. reported that someone associated with Robinson confirmed the NCAA's interest.

Robinson was a 4-star prospect in the class of 2012, according to, and is rated as the No. 10 running back in the country. He has been practicing with the Tigers in fall camp.

Auburn hasn't commented on the status of Robinson or if the resignation of the Wooddale guidance counselor has anything to do with him at all. If it does, it's probably best for Auburn to keep Robinson out of action until this is sorted out.



John Zenor of the Associated Press reported late Friday afternoon that Robinson isn't practicing in the wake of the report.

Auburn spokesman says RB Jovon Robinson's academic status is under review and he isn't practicing.

— John Zenor (@jzenor) August 10, 2012