Hawkeye LB Spearman charged with OWI

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IOWA CITY - Iowa Sophomore linebacker Reggie Spearman is suspended at least 1 game after being charged and arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated early Saturday morning.

Iowa Head Coach Kirk Ferentz sent out this statement, "I was disappointed to hear of the charges against Reggie.  Reggie will face a minimum one-game suspension, as well as other consequences within the program."

Ferentz says Spearman will go through the UI Student Athlete Code of Conduct process.

Spearman has started all 7 games for the Hawkeyes recording 34 tackles.  Josey Jewell is expected to start in place of Spearman.

Iowa hosts Northwestern next Saturday, November 1st.


  • Hugo S LaVia

    Kirk Ferentz’s message for his answering machine:

    Hi, this is Kirk Ferentz. I am aware of this alleged incident and consider it to be a serious situation. Based on what I know to this point, I think it is best to let due process run its course before coming to any judgment.
    At the tone, please leave the name or names of the offending player or players and the charge or charges and I will never get back to you.

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