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.
Hawkeye DT Brady Reiff charged with public intox and released early this morning. I was fast asleep at that hour but 22 was a long time ago for me. pic.twitter.com/KgT786cMxU
— Rob Howe (@RobHoweHN) July 21, 2018
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.