Auburn RB held out of practice for academic investigation

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Auburn’s backfield was already going to miss Michael DyerNow the Tigers’ running back depth is getting thinner again, at least for the time being.

The Memphis Commercial-Appeal reports that freshman running back Jovon Robinson is being held out of fall practice while the NCAA investigates allegations that his high school transcript was falsified. A statement from Memphis City Schools — Robinson is from Memphis — says a school guidance counselor stepped down after admitting to creating a fake transcript for Robinson.

When all of this will be cleared up is, well, unclear. Robinson was a four-star back according to Rivals.com and could have earned playing time right away behind Onterio McCalebb. With each day Robinson doesn’t practice, that becomes less likely.