Robinson issues apology to fans via Instagram

  • 11/14/2014 11:20 am in

In his first comments since being suspended for IU’s exhibition games and first two regular season games, sophomore guard Stanford Robinson issued an apology for Indiana fans via his Instagram account earlier this morning.

The 6-foot-4 native of Landover, Maryland, will be eligible to return for IU’s game against SMU on Thursday, Nov. 20 at Assembly Hall along with sophomore Troy Williams and freshman Emmitt Holt.

As a freshman, Robinson started nine games and averaged 6.4 points and 2.5 rebounds in almost 17 minutes per contest.

In IU’s five-game trip to Canada in August, he averaged 12.0 points, 2.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.4 steals per game.

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  • Crimson&CremeFraiche

    Apology accepted. Now lets win some ball games boys.

  • HannerTime Hoosier

    Let his words be the catalyst for his growth and maturity, we love you Stan . . . now surpass all our expectations!

  • indigodoc

    Where’s Troy’s apology?

  • ronb

    The Good Book says”Humble yourself before The Lord and he will lift you up”. Stan has just humbled himself before the Hoosier Nation now we need to lift him up like the great fans we are. Asking for forgiveness is not any easy thing to do. This fan has forgiven him and I will fully support his future.

  • INUnivHoosier

    Not on Stan’s Instagram, I would imagine.

  • Michael Rizzo

    Ditto-he’s talked the talk-if he walks the walk from now on all is good with me.

  • Love that picture and that was a good decision for Stan. Now, just keep your head clear and play some ball!

  • HoosierHuckleberry

    Once I asked my Dad why he always seemed to be able to make good decisions. He laughed and replied that good decisions come from experience, and experience is often the direct result of bad decisions. Way to “Man Up” Stan. I hope you are able to move forward and take advantage of the second chance you’ve been given to get it right this time! There are a lot of fans in your corner pulling hard for you to help the Hoosiers have a great season.

  • Jon

    Dude is lucky to be on the team.

  • Andrew Lacombe

    He’s lucky to be on the team? This happens all over the country all the time. He made a mistake and asked for forgiveness. That takes a real man.

  • Jon

    Well he was arrested with the fake id and has now failed two drug tests and only has to serve a 4 game suspension. Technically this is his 4th chance, so yes, by all accounts he is lucky to be on the team. It may happen “all over the country all the time,” but this is supposed to be Indiana. And if apologizing on Instagram makes someone a real man then call me Ron Swanson.

    with all that said, I wish him the best and hope he finally realizes and understands how lucky he is to play for this school.

  • Nicholas Allen Cotner

    Time to walk the walk

  • hagster

    Stan Hoosier Nation has got your back

  • Guest

    Oh boy this guy……

  • SilentBob

    Oh boy the guy that keeps rehashing the same stuff that’s been debated for weeks…… Like it or not, he is here. You’re right this is Indiana where we treat people like family. Families don’t turn on each other so easily, families support one another.

  • ForeverIU

    No, we are lucky to have him on our team.

  • Gwade8888

    It’s too bad that the reason Yogi and Stan give for behaving better is that people are always watching them and the world they live in is different today than it was in previous generations. In other words, social media and a camera on every phone. If you listen closely to either of them, they just sound pissed that they can’t get away with behavior that players of the past could get away with. They don’t seem to appreciate that they need to make good decisions because it’s the right way to do things. Somewhere along the way, their moral compasses haven’t fully developed.

  • Jon

    Yup. Individual players are above the team, the coach, and the entire program.

  • Jon

    I do like that he is here. I don’t like the lack of discipline that currently resides in our program. If you disagree with my sentiments then we have very different ideas as far as values and respect go. But I hope he has learned his lesson and couldn’t be more excited for this season. We should be a very fun, young and athletic team to watch. Just need to take care of the ball.

  • SilentBob

    Nope not different values or ideas of respect. I want kids to be successful and be good natured people. Just different views on punishment and what is the best way to learn from a mistake. This is my take on it, read it if ya want. I’m gonna copy and paste it from another article on here. It got a decent amount of upvotes for being a late post to the thread for what it’s worth…

    I’m sure most won’t read this long thing, but ya know I was actually in the same boat as a lot of you who didn’t think the suspensions were long enough until I discussed this issue with my father (an educator) the other night and he reminded me of an incident that took place in my childhood. When it comes to individuals there is a big difference between punishment and discipline as Crean said. Now while looking back at it you may say maybe it didn’t send the strongest message to the team, or in my case my siblings, but for that individual it might have worked best. It isn’t a flawless approach, but it works better than mere punishment.

    As a child I was a middle class kid attending a poverty stricken school. By the time kindergarten was over I had a pretty in depth knowledge of foul language. One night when I was 8 or so I didn’t get my way with my parents. Being the turd that I was I called them the “worst parents ever” and used some pretty foul words to go with it. Now I got a pretty big spanking from my father, but that didn’t move me much. What did move me was what happened the following weeks.

    I wasn’t grounded like most kids in the sense I didn’t have my room stripped of everything fun and wasn’t allowed to participate in my favorite sports. I did however have to go to my fathers work everyday after school. My father worked at a school for boys. Some of these boys were criminals, some had mental illnesses, and a lot came from abusive families. During that time not only did I see how big of a punk excessive use of foul language makes you look, but I was moved by a fourteen year old boy who asked my father why I had been there so often lately. When he heard, he laughed and told me a rather graphic story of how his parents treated him. He finished by telling me I should should pray day and night thanking God for the family I was blessed with.

    Ever since then I’ve been extremely grateful for that family. Of course I continued to get mad at them throughout my time growing up, but that feeling of gratefulness never waivered. Punishment is just that, discipline allows you to learn.

  • HoosierHuckleberry

    Vince Gill sang a song a few years ago called, “Give Me One More Last Chance”, and I get a feeling that some prior posts kind of wonder how many more chances will be given out. Good point about Hoosiers treating people like family and supporting each other…right up to the point at which it’s time to stop loving them to death and teach them about “Tough Love”.

  • Ole Man

    You reading too much into it or looking for an excuse to be negative.

  • Ole Man

    Jon, grow up. You’re not St. Jon, so stop posting as if you are.

  • ForeverIU

    Gwade why don’t you relax and let Crean deal with this issue? He knows his players better than anyone. Some kids need more mentoring than others. They’re not criminals. They didn’t abuse or rape women. They got fake ids and enjoyed some herb.

  • Kids smoke weed and drink beer they did under knight.

  • And its legal in some states alcohol is legal in every one

  • TomJameson

    You know Jon, Stan gave what I feel is a heartfelt apology and is truly asking for forgiveness. You on the other hand, seem hell-bent on kicking him in the face. When you “wish him the best…” well, that doesn’t sound like you mean it at all. Poor taste man, poor taste.

  • TomJameson

    Don’t know what you were reading Gwade, but I didn’t see that at all. He didn’t make excuses, just plain out and said he made bad decisions. One of the reasons he’s apologizing is because he’s in the lime-light, and he knows he’s let a bunch of folks down. Lighten up man. BB is upon us and we all need to be a little more forgiving.

  • indigodoc

    Maybe Troy will put it on his mom’s Instagram then.

  • indigodoc

    Maybe Troy will post it on him mom’s Instagram then.