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Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Iowa's Clayborn not suspended, injury updates

By staff

Posted by's Adam Rittenberg

Iowa junior defensive end Adrian Clayborn has not been suspended and joined his teammates for the start of spring practice today.

Head coach Kirk Ferentz said Wednesday that Clayborn, recently charged with assault for allegedly punching a taxi driver Jan. 18 in Iowa City, remains in good standing with the team. Clayborn recorded 50 tackles and 2 sacks last fall, his first season as a starter, and is pegged to be one of the leaders of Iowa's new-look defensive line.

"Sometimes there are two sides to stories," Ferentz said. "I've heard two sides of it, and right now, for me to make any judgment ... would be irresponsible, so I'm not going to do it."

Some other notes from Ferentz's news conference:

"We have too many guys that are out with injuries right now," Ferentz said. "We had our share of postseason surgeries. That's a pretty good dent with those six guys. On the other side, it really gives an opportunity for some younger players to get exposure."