Brady Reiff, a starting defensive tackle for the Iowa football team, was arrested over the weekend for public intoxication, according to a report from the Des Moines Register and Iowa City Press-Citizen. The Hawkeyes released a statement shortly after the news surfaced on social media and through reports addressing the situation.
Reiff was arrested hours after his arrest.
From the report:
Reiff, 22, was arrested at 2:44 a.m., according to police records, and released at 9:30 a.m.
The University of Iowa addressed the incident Saturday afternoon. Athletics director Gary Barta said his department would gather additional facts and that Reiff, a 6-foot-3, 272-pound junior, would be subject to the UI’s Student-Athlete Code of Conduct and the rules of the Hawkeye football program.
Public intoxication is a simple misdemeanor. It would not be a surprise if Reiff faces punishment involving missed time for Iowa’s Sept. 1 season opener against Northern Illinois, given head coach Kirk Ferentz’s hard-line history on disciplinary matters.
Last season in a backup role, Reiff recorded 13 tackles, one sack, and one interception.
The Hawkeyes kickoff the 2018 college football season with a game against the Northern Illinois Huskies on Saturday, Sept. 1. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. ET on the Big Ten Network.