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Roy Marble statement

Posted on 08. Jul, 2010 by in Iowa Basketball

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Below is a statement released by Iowa sports information Thursday afternoon from former Iowa basketball star Roy Marble, who was arrested on July 2 in Cedar Rapids for driving while barred.

Marble is Iowa’s all-time leading scorer with 2,116 points. His son, Devyn, will be a freshman for the Hawkeyes this upcoming season.

“I want to take this time to say I’m so sorry to my children: Roydevyn, Royonah, Roichelle, Alexis, Merrick and Royshaud Marble, who now all reside in the state of Iowa. I’m also apologizing to the rest of my family, friends and fans.  The past 12 months have been tough, to say the least.  I have been in two altercations with the law and I take full responsibility for my actions.  Due to a lack of patience and communication I allowed myself to get in the situation I find myself in now. Driving is a privilege, not a right.  I also want to say thank you to the Department of Transportation for reinstating my license.

“Being the all-time leading scorer at Iowa comes with responsibilities and integrity.  I failed at that.  I hope in the near future, through my actions and not my words, I can regain your confidence.  I also ask that me and my family be allowed to move on.  I ask as a parent, not as a former Hawkeye basketball player.  I also want to say thank you for the hundred of emails and letters of support on my behalf. Once again, I’m saying I’m sorry to my family, friends and fans.  Go Hawks!”

— Roy Marble

by Brendan Stiles

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