With an offseason can come off-the-field issues. Every school usually endures some sort of player-related problems. Iowa is no different this year. Defensive lineman Brant Gressel was arrested over the weekend for public intoxication.
Gressel is the second Hawkeye football player arrested since the Rose Bowl. Defensive back Omar Truitt was also cited over a month ago for driving under the influence of alcohol.
Iowa released comment on Gressel's legal issue.
"University of Iowa football student-athlete Brant Gressel was cited for public intoxication by Iowa City law enforcement officials Saturday evening in Iowa City," the school shared in a statement sent to the media. "UI athletics department officials are in the process of gathering facts in regards to the incident. Gressel is subject to established university protocol in regards to the UI student life code of conduct and team rules and regulations set for members of the football program."
Gressel did not play during the 2015 season. He is a defensive lineman that did not jump into the two-deep at any point during the record-setting football season.
The Centerville, Ohio native will be a redshirt junior this upcoming year.
A punishment for Truitt and Gressel is expected but nothing has been decided on either player at this time. For more details and all the up-to-date information on both matters, stay with Scout and Hawkeye Insider.