The following is a statement issued today by Iowa's Head Football Coach Kirk Ferentz:
"Obviously, I was not pleased to learn this week of Sam's involvement in an incident this past weekend. Based on the information I currently have, I feel an immediate suspension is merited.
"Earlier this week, I requested that our team be judged on this year's accomplishments and conduct. Up until last weekend all of us involved were very proud of the way our team had handled themselves, both on and off the field. Team conduct is my responsibility and all of us are committed to making sure the incidents of last weekend are not repeated."