Iowa State defensive back De’Monte Ruth has been suspended for the Cyclones’ first game following an arrest two days before the team’s season opener.
In a news release announcing the suspension, Iowa State said that Ruth was stopped for a traffic violation Thursday and then arrested for driving with a suspended license. Ruth was being held Friday morning in the Story County Jail.
“We have a higher standard of excellence in our program and we ask our players to put the team before their actions,” Iowa State coach Matt Campbell said in the statement.
Campbell added the suspension would last one game.
AMES — Iowa State’s campus was sent into a fright Thursday night when university police sent out an alert about four males with weapons near the Freddy Court area — campus-owned apartments.
Two charges were filed Tuesday by the Iowa State Police Department. Cyclone freshman football player Dallas Taylor-Cortez — one of the four players suspended by coach Matt Campbell last Friday — was charged with harassment, 3rd degree, a simple misdemeanor. Tyciera Whitaker-Wells, a sophomore in early childhood education, was charged with a False Report to a Public Entity.
Iowa State Police Chief Michael Newton said Taylor-Cortez used a laser pointer attached to a BB gun, “threatened, intimidated or alarmed” at least one individual and caused others to run from the area.
The other three players suspended indefinitely by Iowa State were receivers Joseph Scates and Tayvonn Kyle and cornerback Jaeveyon Morton – all true freshmen. None of them had been charged as of Tuesday.
Zaire Jones, a Vanderbilt sophomore from Meridian, Miss., is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection to an Aug. 23 arrest in Nashville.
Kansas Jayhawks football offensive lineman Malik Clark was arrested early Sunday morning by Lawrence police on suspicion of driving under the influence/drugs (first conviction), according to sheriff’s logs.
Two freshmen UTC players were arrested Saturday after a police officer spotted a speeding car on the Veterans Bridge.
Isaiah Cobb is a running back from Maryville High School.
Nyvin Nelson is a linebacker from Cartersville High School in Cartersville, Ga.
An officer said he saw a red sedan going southbound on the bridge at a high rate of speed just before 1 a.m.
It was found the vehicle was going 65 mph in a 35 mph.
The officer found that Cobb was the driver. There was the odor of an intoxicant coming from the vehicle.
Cobb initially said he had not been drinking, but Nelson said he had been drinking. Nelson said the vehicle was his.
Bronson Massie, a sophomore defensive end with the Kansas State football team, was arrested on a warrant for unpaid parking tickets early Thursday morning in Manhattan.
Rodrick Fisher, a Washington State University football player, was arrested early Friday morning on what’s commonly called a “baby DUI.” 19 year old wide receiver was arrested by a Whitman County Sheriff’s Deputy shortly after Midnight in Pullman on College Hill. Fisher was arrested for minor operating a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol. The sheriff’s office says that the freshman’s blood alcohol level was just below .08. Fisher was arrested and released on the misdemeanor. The Cougar football program doesn’t comment publicly to criminal allegations against it’s players and deems the incident a team matter.
Eight Rutgers football players were charged with fraudulent use of a university credit card, according to authorities.
An arrest for animal cruelty has led to the indefinite suspension of Mississippi State offensive lineman Michael story.