Find yourself on the wrong side of the law twice in a span of three days is never a good thing when you’re a college football player.
Tuesday, De’Andre Johnson found out just how not good, football-wise, it really is.
Iowa announced via a press release that the sophomore running back has been dismissed from the football program. No specific reason was given, although the rocket surgeon in me says it’s likely related to the off-field legal issues.
“I am disappointed that things didn’t work out better for De’Andre,” said head coach Kirk Ferentz in a statement. “We wish him all the best moving forward.”
July 26, Johnson was cited for a “disorderly house,” a complaint which stemmed from a loud party at his house. Regarding that incident, Ferentz was quoted last Friday as saying, “it’s not going to rock the Richter scale… He didn’t sneeze, too, did he?”
A day later, Johnson coughed up another run-in with police, and this time was charged with eluding police and speeding. That rapid-fire sneeze/cough combo apparently registered enough on Ferentz’s Richter scale to result in the dismissal.
Last season, Johnson rushed for 79 yards in the four games in which he played. Johnson was listed as the No. 2 RB on the Hawkeyes’ depth chart entering spring practice.