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Iowa freshman charged with alcohol-related offense

Kirk Ferentz AP

What, you thought just because the 2012 season had run its course for Iowa that AIRBHG was going to take a break?

In the latest off-field misstep to hit Iowa’s running back position, which is not to be confused with the on-field injuries that have slammed headfirst into players at the position, Barkley Hill was arrested very early Saturday morning on a drunk-driving charge.  The true freshman was spotted by a Cedar Hills police officer driving erratically at around 2 a.m. local time and was pulled over.

Following the stop, Hill was ultimately charged with operating while intoxicated.

As a result, Hill will be suspended for at least one game next season.

“I was disappointed to hear of the charges against Barkley,” said Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz in a statement.  “Barkley will face a minimum one game suspension, as well as other consequences within the program.”

Hill did not see the field at all in 2012 because, naturally, he tore an ACL during summer camp this past August.

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5 Responses to “Iowa freshman charged with alcohol-related offense”
  1. thegamecocker says: Nov 25, 2012 10:41 AM

    @John Taylor

    ANY WORD ON WHO WON THE SOUTH CAROLINA VS. CLEMSON GAME LAST NIGHT! THE GAMECOCKS ARE GETTING NO LOVE AFTER A 10-2 SEASON!!! INSTEAD, I HAVE TO READ ABOUT A FRESHMAN CAUGHT DRINKING! I DON’T CALL THAT NEWS! I SAY COACH STEVE SPURRIER BECOMING SOUTH CAROLINA’S ALL-TIME WINNINGEST COACH AND CAROLINA BEATING HIGH-POWERED CLEMSON 27-17 ON THEIR TURF IS BIG NEWS! I SEE NOTHING ABOUT THOSE EPIC ACHIEVEMENTS!

  2. houndofthebaskervols says: Nov 25, 2012 12:32 PM

    Gamecocker. there is no joy in Mudville today. 6 SEC teams will appear in the BCS Top 10 today, that makes for a very unhappy and disgruntled fandom. LOL

    BTW, congrats on that beatdown last night. I hate Clemson almost as much as Carolina fans.

  3. brewcrewfan54 says: Nov 25, 2012 12:42 PM

    Those are 2 nice accomplishments but they aren’t epic. Not even close.

  4. thegamecocker says: Nov 25, 2012 1:02 PM

    @houndofthebaskervols

    If you hate Clemson as much as I do, than we are friends. While I don’t see see Gruden as the next coach of the Vols, stranger things have happened. Can you see Kirby Smart as your next coach despite his strong ‘Bama ties? What about Charlie Strong? Can you envision a coach like Tony Franklin being lured away from 8-4 Vandy? What about a guy like Petersen from Boise St.? With the restructuring turmoil, he may become available. What about Bob Stoops brother who was at Arizona…? Just trying to bubble up some names for you guys. I wish the Vols well b/c it makes the SEC stronger when UTenn is good.

  5. tommy57 says: Nov 25, 2012 3:10 PM

    I agree with Gamecocker – there is much to write about at the end of this season – and the Iowa running back jinx isn’t anywhere near the top of the list.

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