Saturday, November 24, 2012
Iowa RB Hill arrested, faces suspension
By Adam Rittenberg
Stop me if you've heard this one before, but Iowa has more troubles involving one of its running backs.
Freshman Barkley Hill, who suffered a torn ACL in preseason camp and missed the season, was arrested for operating while intoxicated Friday night in Blackhawk County, Iowa. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz announced Saturday that Hill will face a minimum one-game suspension and internal discipline.
"Obviously, I was extremely disappointed to learn about this," Iowa athletic director Gary Barta said in a prepared statement. "Barkley will go through the UI Student Athlete Code of Conduct process, and will be subject to any other University and/or team rule sanctions as we gather additional information."
I could rehash all the issues Iowa has had at running back in recent years, but you've heard it all before. The bottom line is Iowa won't have Hill on the field when it opens the 2013 season.