Iowa State has suspended freshman guard Nick Noskowiak indefinitely, but the program is still in the process of gathering more information after just recently learning of multiple incidents dating back to May.
Following Iowa State's return from Spain, coach Steve Prohm said Friday he only became aware of Noskowiak's arrest in August in recent days while learning of Noskowiak’s May arrest only Thursday.
“We’re just gathering more information right now, visiting with his family,” Prohm said. “I’ll probably talk with his mom later [Friday] night. All we can do right now is gather more information and deal with it day by day.”
According to online records, Noskowiak was charged May 20 with unsafe lane deviation, and first-degree operating while intoxicated stemming from a May 15 incident in which Noskowiak refused to take a test for intoxication after being arrested.
On Aug. 10, three days after Prohm announced that Noskowiak wouldn’t go on Iowa State’s 10-day trip to Spain while dealing with family issues, Noskowiak was charged with first-degree recklessly endangering safety (a felony), criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct following an incident on the highway while he was a passenger.
Iowa State became aware of that arrest in recent days.
“I probably didn’t find out about anything until maybe two days ago,” Prohm said. “The trip kind of comes together, but maybe a day or two ago. We found out and we just suspended him and we’ll evaluate it day to day as we gather more information.
The May arrest, which occurred before Noskiwak arrived at Iowa State for classes in early June, didn’t become known to Prohm until Thursday.
“I was not [aware of it]. That was new to me. I was trying to figure out what that was as well,” Prohm said. “It’s just part of the process. I’ve been through different situations, so we’ll just deal with it. I want to help Nick and I want to help his family and go from there. That’s our job is to try to help these kids.”
Noskiwak’s suspension is for violating the university’s code of conduct with the August offense since the May incident occurred before he was part of the program.
Iowa State has been in contact with Noskowiak’s family, but has not yet talked with Nick.
“He’s a little tough to get ahold of due to the situation,” Prohm said. “One of my assistants has been talking to his family and hopefully we’ll get ahold of him sometime today.”
Noskowiak is due in court Sept. 9 for the May charges and Sept. 28 for the ones in August.