ISU RB who shot self in hand arrested for OVI

Iowa State Cyclones running back Sheldon Croney made headlines last May when he accidentally shot himself in the hand, and now he’s back in the news for the wrong reasons once again.

According to Bobby La Gesse of The Ames Tribune, Croney was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and has been suspended from the team. He allegedly was asleep at the wheel of his car, and La Gesse’s report offered more.

The responding officer found Croney unconscious in a running vehicle, according to the Story County court records. Croney didn’t respond when the officer tried to wake him by pounding on the windows and shaking the car, and didn’t wake up until the officer used unlock tools to gain access to the inside of the car. Croney took a breathalyzer and his blood alcohol content was 0.111 percent, according to Story County court records. The legal limit is 0.08 percent.

Cyclones coach Paul Rhoads has said that he is “aware” of the situation. Croney took a redshirt this season due to surgeries associated with his hand wound, but this does not bode well for his future with the program. He hasn’t even played a down for the team yet, and the former three-star recruit from Bakersfield, California is already gaining a reputation as someone who can’t stay out of trouble away from the field.

Campus Sports will update Croney’s case as new information becomes available.

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