One of these days, people will realize that security cameras and cell phones and social media have invaded every corner of our lives.
The latest example of that notion is Iowa State’s David Irving, who was charged Friday in connection to an on-campus student riot earlier in the week. According to the Ames Tribune, the defensive end is facing charges of with fifth-degree theft, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief for his role in the imbroglio. The latter charge is listed as a felony.
The charges come a day after a photograph showing Irving carrying a traffic sign through the midst of the riot was published in a local newspaper and across the Internet. A total of eight people, including Irving, have been arrested in connection to an incident in which “more than 1,000 students gathered in Campustown as cars were flipped, street signs were taken and light poles were broken.” One student was hospitalized in serious condition in ICU after a light pole fell on him.
A separate report from the Tribune stated that “Irving was identified on video as being one of the people who pulled down one of the light poles, but not the one that is believed to have hit the student.”
As a result of the charges, Irving has been indefinitely suspended by the football program.
In 2013, Irving started eight of the 10 games in which he played. In mid-November, Irving was arrested on a domestic assault charge and suspended for one game. Charges against Irving related to that case were dropped two months later.