Saturday, October 6, 2012
Iowa's Hyde arrested for public intoxication
By Adam Rittenberg
Iowa's good vibes during its open week were put on pause Saturday after police arrested top Hawkeyes cornerback Micah Hyde for public intoxication.
Little information is available on Hyde's arrest, but The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette reports the senior was arrested early Saturday for public intoxication and interference with official acts. He remained in jail as of 9:30 a.m. ET Saturday.
Hyde, who has no previous legal or disciplinary issues, is in his third year as a starter after spending one at both free safety and cornerback. He tied for the Big Ten lead in passes defended with 11 last fall and tied for Iowa's team lead with three interceptions. He leads Iowa with five pass breakups this season and ranks third in tackles with 33. Hyde also has a forced fumble.
Head coach Kirk Ferentz has yet to comment on Hyde's situation. Iowa resumes play next Saturday at Michigan State. Although Hyde's offense seems relatively minor, especially in Iowa City where these arrests seem to happen at a high rate, Ferentz can't be pleased to see one of his most experienced players and a veteran leader in hot water.
The Gazette also reports tight end Ray Hamilton and offensive lineman Drew Clark both were cited by police this week.
We'll post any updates on Hyde's situation as they come in ...