Iowa's Dalton suspended after arrest

November, 2, 2008
11/02/08
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Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

Iowa senior safety Harold Dalton is suspended indefinitely after being arrested early Sunday morning

Dalton was charged with interference with official acts, disorderly conduct and public intoxication after allegedly being involved in a bar fight in Iowa City. He had traveled with the team to Illinois on Saturday but didn't play in a 27-24 loss.

Head coach Kirk Ferentz issued the following statement Sunday afternoon:

"The incident involving Harold Dalton was very disappointing, especially considering the circumstances. Harold has been suspended immediately, and indefinitely, from all team activities."  

Ferentz said last week how pleased he had been with the team's off-field conduct after a troublesome 18 months. Dalton is the third Hawkeyes player in trouble with police since the season started, joining linebacker Dezman Moses and Ferentz's son, James, a freshman offensive lineman, who was flagged for underage possession of alcohol. 

"We've had very few things happen," Kirk Ferentz said Tuesday. "The things that have happened, on the scale of seriousness, and I'm not condoning anything, but they've been pretty much relegated to typical college-student missteps and hardly anything major. Off the field, our guys are doing a tremendous job, and I'm very happy about that." 

Iowa hosts Penn State this week (ABC, 3:30 p.m. ET). 

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