Irving Plays Despite Legal Cloud

Ten days after an arrest on charges of domestic abuse, followed by a night in jail, and two days before a preliminary trial, David Irving played in a football game

Many an eyebrow was raised when No. 87 in the cardinal uniform trotted out to his post at defensive tackle Saturday night in the win over Kansas.

Ten days after an arrest on charges of domestic abuse, followed by a night in jail, and two days before a preliminary trial, David Irving played in a football game.

"After a thorough internal investigation by our athletic department and University, we saw fit right at this point he should be allowed to play football," head coach Paul Rhoads said afterward. "As the legal system plays through we'll reserve the judgement to [change our decision]."

Irving did not make the trip last weekend to Oklahoma on Nov. 16. Rhoads said that was his suspension. The Cyclones did make that clear until after the Kansas game.

"The investigation wasn't completed at that point," Rhoads said.

Rodney Coe started in front of Irving against the Jayhawks. Irving broke up a pass.


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