Hawkeyes OL Tristan Wirfs issued suspension following arrest
Iowa offensive lineman Tristan Wirfs will miss the Hawkeyes’ season opener against Northern Illinois, according to a statement on Tuesday.
Wirfs will serve a one-game suspension following his arrest for driving under the influence. He was arrested over the weekend.
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Head coach Kirk Ferentz issued a statement addressing the situation.
KF on the drinking. OT Tristan Wirfs gets one game suspension (the standard for OWI). pic.twitter.com/ACb7U9zvD7
— Marc Morehouse (@marcmorehouse) July 31, 2018
“Consistent with out team policy, Tristan Wirfs will serve a one-game suspension for his arrest for driving under the influence,” the statement read. “It is always disappointing when student-athletes make decisions that are against the law/or are inconsistent with the University of Iowa’s code of conduct or team policies.”
Wirfs played in 10 games for the Hawkeyes as a freshman last season and started the final eight.
Iowa opens the season against Northern Illinois at Kinnick Stadium on Sept. 1.