When we last checked in on the Big Ten athlete criminal records, Purdue and Illinois led the way with nine arrests and/or citations over the last two years – with Iowa a distant fourth with just six.
Then the fall of 2012 happened and athletes went crazy in Iowa City. Eight Hawkeyes were arrested or cited this fall, bringing the 2012 total to 15. Fifteen. Fif. Teen. In. One. Year.
Here’s the rundown on Iowa’s athletes run-ins with the law for the year (via Arrest Nation):
- Bobby Telford, wrestler, arrested April 20 for public intoxication.
- Greg Garmon, football, arrested in Erie, Pa., on June 1 and charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
- Marcus Binns, football, arrested July 13 was cited for allegedly changing the price tag on a shirt to a lower value at a Dillard’s department store in Coralville, Iowa.
- De’Andre Johnson, football, cited for disorderly conduct July 26 after police responded to complaints of a loud party.
- De’Andre Johnson, football, arrested July 28 (again!) for “eluding” after police attempted to pull him over for going 60 mph in a 25 mph zone.
- Kyle Meyer, basketball, arrested Aug. 18 for public intoxication. Meyer was 18 at the time.
- Sasha Kuebel, baseball, arrested Sept. 29 for public intoxication.
- Drew Clark, football, arrested Oct. 5 for public intoxication.
- Ray Hamilton, football, arrested Oct. 6 for “presence on premises (licensed liquor establishment) after hour.”
- Micah Hyde, football, arrested Oct. 6 for public intoxication and “interference with official acts.”
- Michelle Zoeller, softball, arrested Nov. 10 for possession of alcohol under the legal age, unlawful use of a drivers license, and obstruction.
- Connor Ryan, wrestling, arrested Nov. 20 for illegally hunting rabbits.
- Alex Meyer, wrestling, arrested Nov. 20 for illegally hunting rabbits.
- Barkley Hill, football, arrested Nov. 24 for operating while intoxicated (presumably a car).
What in the world is going at Iowa?
Meanwhile, here’s how many arrests/citations there have been among Big Ten athletes since August 2010:
- Iowa: 19
- Purdue: 10
- Illinois: 9
- Ohio State: 7
- Nebraska: 7
- Penn State: 6 (not counting administrators and former football coaches)
- Michigan: 6
- Michigan State: 6
- Minnesota: 5
- Wisconsin: 2
- Indiana: 1
- Northwestern: 0
That’s a total of 78 arrests in a little over two years.