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Iowa’s leading rusher on receiving end of Ferentz’s boot

Adam Robinson missed Iowa’s Insight Bowl win over Missouri because of a suspension, putting a premature end to the season of the Hawkeyes’ leading rusher.

As it turns out, that suspension has morphed into one of the permanent variety.

Hawkeyes head coach Kirk Ferentz announced Monday afternoon that the running back is no longer a member of the football program in a very short and terse 14-word statement.

“Running Back Adam Robinson has been dismissed from The University of Iowa Football team.”

Robinson had been suspended for the bowl game due to unspecified violations of team rules, and was arrested for marijuana possession the day before the Dec. 28 bowl game. He had led the Hawkeyes in rushing each of the past two seasons, combining for 1,775 yards and 15 touchdowns.

With Robinson’s dismissal, the top three players at the position heading into the 2010 season are now instead gone; Brandon Wegher was granted a release from his scholarship in December, the same month Jewel Hampton that he was transferring.