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Auburn coach Gus Malzahn is done talking about Jovon Robinson

Auburn running back Jovon Robinson, No. 29, carries the ball behind one of his offensive lineman last year against Alabama.
Auburn running back Jovon Robinson, No. 29, carries the ball behind one of his offensive lineman last year against Alabama. mniziolek@ledger-enquirer.com

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn wasn’t in the mood Thursday to revisit his decision to kick Jovon Robinson off the team.

When Malzahn announced the news, he declined to offer any explanation for the sudden personnel move.

ESPN college football insider Brett McMurphy reported the running back’s “continued inattention to detail in everything” forced Malzahn’s hand.

Robinson disputed McMurphy’s report on his Twitter account Wednesday note telling his followers to “seek the truth” and in a conversation with AL.com said he was 'stereotyped and disrespected” at Auburn.

Malzahn had no response to Robinson’s comments.

“All I’m going to talk about is the guys still on our team,” Malzahn said. “He’s no longer on our team.”

Robinson’s likely successor Kerryon Johnson had a little more to say about his former teammate.

While Malzahn’s decision opens the door for Johnson to have a much more significant role in 2016, the sophomore is disappointed it had to come at the expense of someone he described as a true friend.

“Obviously me and Jovon, we spent a lot of time together last year,” Johnson said. “He was a guy that when I came in, if you ever meet Jovon he’s a character. He has a personality and he’s very outgoing, he’ll talk to anybody. Seeing him gone, you never wish that on any of your teammates.”

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