NCAA investigating Jovon Robinson case

Auburn recruit Jovon Robinson was ruled ineligible after an investigation determined at least one of his high school grades had been improperly changed. Yahoo! is the latest to report the NCAA is investigating.

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NCAA probing Auburn after all

The Auburn Tigers and their embattled head coach Gene Chizik are now dealing with an NCAA investigation to add on to their already disappointing season on the field.

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Jovon Robinson Case Under NCAA Investigation, Says Another Memphis Coach

Gene Chizik was quick to respond to questions about a potential NCAA investigation of Auburn running back Jovon Robinson with a no-comment comment, but Jon Solomon of AL.com is reporting that a former high school coach of Robinson's confirms there's an investigation ongoing.

Former Wooddale assistant football coach Courtney Rogers (a former wide receiver at the University of Tennessee) gave a brief comment that confirmed he was questioned by investigators:

"(The NCAA) talked to me and I'm going to leave it at that," Rogers said. "I'm not up for doing an interview."

Marcus Rogers, his brother, was a previous coach at Wooddale and has also claimed to have talked to the NCAA, says Solomon.

Rogers, now a coach at another Memphis area high school, was a coach at Wooddale while Robinson was being recruited by several major universities. In addition, Robinson was invited to travel to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio in November. The game is a showcase of top high school talent across the country.

Robinson was ruled academically ineligible by the NCAA after a Wooddale counselor was found to have changed a grade on his transcript.

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Auburn, Jovon Robinson Reportedly Being Investigated By Multiple Media Outlets

Rumors have swirled for more than a week now that multiple media outlets are actively investigating a potential dirty recruiting story in Memphis about the transcript scandal involving Jovon Robinson and Auburn. Tuesday morning, Memphis Commercial Appeal columnist Geoff Calkins confirmed those rumors.

Robinson is the Memphis running back who was admitted to Auburn and then subsequently ruled ineligible after it was found that his transcripts were falsified by a guidance counselor.

The question, of course, then became one of Auburn's involvement, if any.

And with many media outlets in town, there is a worry that one outlet will run the story before it has all the facts, causing the key figures in the story to clam up before saying all they have to say to the other outlets still working the story.

Memphis has a reputation as a dirty recruiting area. Fans of Arkansas, Auburn, Alabama, Ole Miss and Tennessee all regularly accuse the others of buying players from the area. And Alabama was caught doing so in the Albert Means case.

For more on War Eagle football, visit Auburn blog College And Magnolia, plus SEC blog Team Speed Kills.

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