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‘Angry Iowa Running Back Hating God’ strikes again for Hawkeyes

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As I understand it, Iowa has somewhere between 10-15 running backs on its roster*, and all of them have torn an ACL or gotten in trouble with the law**.

Not exempt from the unusual amount of attrition plaguing the Hawkeyes’ backfield  — Find it on Twitter @ #AIRBHG. You’ll see.  — is sophomore De’Andre Johnson, who has been cited with one count of disorderly house.


According to an Iowa City Police criminal complaint, officers were dispatched to 1311 W. Benton St., the home of 20-year-old sophomore De’Andre J. Johnson, at 11:27 p.m. for complaints of a loud party. Upon arrival, police observed about 50 people in the front and side yards, as well as the nearby sidewalks.

Police said the party-goers fled into or from the residence when they saw officers approaching.
Loud voices could be heard from the street and neighboring properties and plastic cups and empty cans and bottles were scattered throughout the front yard, police said.

Iowa has yet to officially respond to the incident and no disciplinary action has been taken yet against Johnson, who  rushed for 79 yards in four games last season.

It’s been a bad year to be a Hawkeye running back. Marcus Coker and freshman Mika’il McCall both left the program in January. In March, sophomore Jordan Canzeri suffered a torn ACL, likely a season-ending injury. In June, freshman running back Greg Garmon was hit with misdemeanor charges of simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia (he later pleaded guilty to the paraphernalia charge).

(*not really)

(**also not true) 

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6 Responses to “‘Angry Iowa Running Back Hating God’ strikes again for Hawkeyes”
  1. dryzzt23 says: Jul 27, 2012 12:06 PM

    It is so sad that these kids are so into doing drugs (by their own choice btw) and they don’t even consider the golden opportunity that they have.

  2. unprovenprophet says: Jul 27, 2012 12:11 PM

    Wasn’t Adam Robinson once a Iowa RB that got booted from the team as well?

  3. fatediesel says: Jul 27, 2012 12:31 PM

    I recommend reading the complete saga of the Angry Iowa Running Back Hating God on Hawkeye Nation. Google AIRBHG and click on the link AIRBHG; The Complete Saga – HawkeyeNation Forum.

  4. bertenheim says: Jul 27, 2012 2:28 PM

    Shouldn’t these guys be confined to a football dorm on work nights?
    The fact that “guests” had cause to fear the cops should be cause for eviction.

  5. burntorangehorn says: Jul 27, 2012 6:29 PM

    bertenheim, students don’t even have to live in the dorms after their freshman years, in most cases, let alone be confined to the dorms. Besides, it’s summer, and coaches can’t have contact with the players for most of that period, IIRC.

  6. hawkeye30 says: Jul 30, 2012 8:54 AM

    I fail to see why this is even an story….. How many other parties were going on on Benton that very same night? I’d bet there were atleast five of the same caliber or worse.

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