Iowa RB suspended indefinitely
Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz announced on Monday that running back Derrick Mitchell, Jr. will be suspended indefinitely.
The specifics of his suspension are unknown, but Ferentz did assure that it wasn’t not the result of a legal issue.
“Derrick has been suspended due to football program and student life code of conduct violation,” Ferentz said in a statement. “This is not a legal issue. Derrick is working through the issues at hand in regards to being in good standing as a University of Iowa student. We will follow the established university protocol as we move forward.”
The sophomore hadn’t played in either of the Hawkeyes two games in 2015, and saw action in six contests as a redshirt freshman.
Iowa was already dealing with an ankle injury to starting running back LeShun Daniels. Jordan Canzeri rushed for 124 yards and a touchdown in Daniels’ place following his second-quarter injury during the win against Iowa State.
Daniels is a game-time decision for Saturday night’s game against Pittsburgh.