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.