A star on the Hawkeye football squad who was suspended from the team earlier this month now faces a drug charge. The Iowa State Patrol issued a news release late this morning, revealing Iowa runningback Adam Robinson now faces a marijuana possession charge.
Robinson was a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over at about 10:45 Monday night. A state trooper pulled the vehicle over because it didn’t have a license plate on the front. The traffic stop happened a few blocks from the statehouse, just north of the building that houses the Iowa Department of Economic Development.
According to the trooper, he “detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle” when he walked up to the vehicle. Robinson, who is 21, is a University of Iowa sophomore. He is scheduled to appear in court on January 5th on the marijuana possession charge.
The vehicle’s 20-year-old driver was charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana. Toxicology tests are pending, but the driver may also face an operating while intoxicated charge.
Robinson is a graduate of Des Moines Lincoln High School.
The Hawkeye football team is in Tempe, Arizona, for tonight’s bowl game against Missouri.
Another star on the team was arrested in Iowa City earlier this month on drug charges. Wide receiver Derrell Johnson-Koulianous was suspended from the team.