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Johnson suspended following run-in with law

Posted on 29. Jul, 2012 by in Iowa Football


By Brendan Stiles


Iowa sophomore running back De’Andre Johnson has been suspended from all team activities following his arrest Saturday evening by University Heights police on eluding charges. The announcement came Sunday afternoon from head coach Kirk Ferentz, who said through a statement the suspension was effective immediately. No timetable was given for suspension length.

According to KCJJ-AM 1630 in Iowa City, who first reported his arrest, Johnson was spotted driving 60 miles per hour in an area where the speed limit was 25 MPH and didn’t initially pull over when police began their pursuit.

This occurred two days after Johnson was issued a citation by Iowa City police on July 26 for a disorderly house. He’s also the second running back to have legal issues this summer after incoming freshman running back Greg Garmon was arrested in June on charges of drug possession in his hometown of Erie, Pa. Ferentz said at Big Ten Media Days last week that Garmon would not face any game-suspension.

Johnson, who is the Hawkeyes’ returning leading rusher from last season, was listed as the No. 2 running back behind sophomore Damon Bullock on the 2-deep released prior to the start of fall camp, which begins Aug. 3.


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