Report: Former coach sheds some light on why Jovon Robinson was dismissed
New details are emerging regarding the dismissal of former Auburn RB Jovon Robinson.
On Wednesday, ESPN’s Brett McMurphy reported that Robinson was dismissed for repeatedly missing classes and meetings. Robinson denied the report to AL.com, but did not state why he was kicked off the team.
Now, Brett Williams of Georgia Military College, Robinson’s former coach, is shedding light on why Robinson is no longer a Tiger. He told The Ledger-Enquirer’s Michael Niziolek that an incident between Robinson and fellow teammates made the staff “unhappy” in June.
“It put him in a tenuous position early in the summer,” said Williams, who did not get into the details of the incident.
The June incident did not lead to an outright dismissal, but Robinson was given certain things he needed to do in the offseason.
“He had some things he had to do to get back in the good graces of the team’s leaders and coaches,” Williams said.
Another incident, in July, is what Williams considers the final straw. The July incident demonstrated the staff that Robinson had not met the standards set to work his way back into good graces.
“I do know he was a distraction,” Williams said. “I can’t speak to the level of distraction he was perceived to be by the coaches, but a head coach doesn’t remove someone, especially a difference-maker, lightly.”