Two Iowa linemen suspended for season opener
Iowa will open the 2018 season with a few less linemen on its Week 1 roster.
Wednesday, Iowa announced that offensive tackle Alaric Jackson and defensive lineman Cedrick Lattimore will miss the season opener against Northern Illinois for “violating team policy and rules.”
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The suspensions do not involve any legal issues, according to Iowa’s prepared statement.
Iowa sophomore OT Alaric Jackson & junior DL Cedrick Lattimore suspended opener vs. Northern Illinois for violating team policy
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“As a coach one of the most important decisions is to hold student-athletes accountable,” head coach Kirk Ferentz said in a statement. “It is painful for the players and the team to impose a suspension, but we have high standards and there is an expectation all players abide by our rules.”
The Hawkeyes will now be without four players for the Sept. 1 matchup against Northern Illinois. Defensive lineman Brady Reiff and offensive lineman Tristan Wirfs were both given one-game suspensions for alcohol-related offenses.