A member of the Upper Iowa football program has reportedly been arrested for assaulting a police officer, according to the Iowa City Press-Citizen. The player, 19-year-old Turner Joseph Ellis, was arrested and charged with assault on persons in certain occupations, bodily injury. The charge is an aggravated misdemeanor.
The report claims Ellis knocked an officer to the ground using a “football move” which resulted in a knee injury.
He was also charged with public intoxication and interference with official acts, both misdemeanors.
The Iowa City Press-Citizen published Ellis’ mugshot online.
Sounded like a wild night in downtown Iowa City last night. https://t.co/AYDysCkASY
— Zach Berg (@ZacharyBerg) July 8, 2018
Ellis was a redshirt freshman member of the Upper Iowa football team last season. He is listed as a linebacker. Upper Iowa, which is nicknamed the Peacocks, is a Division II program.
This is when we realize that now more than ever we need the college football season to return. The good news is that we are now just 48 days away from the official kickoff for the season on Saturday, Aug. 25. Four Division I games will take place on Aug. 25 including Duquesne vs. UMass, Prairie View vs. Rice, Hawaii vs. Colorado State, and Wyoming vs. New Mexico State.