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).
(**also not true)