On the heels of last week’s scandal at the University of Iowa, in which the mother of a sexual assault victim condemned the school for dragging their feet on the investigation, the latest on-campus incident looks like jaywalking in comparison. But since it does involve Iowa football, a police chase and partial nudity, we feel compelled to bring you the story.
Riley Reiff, a freshman football recruit getting ready to start school this fall, was arrested early Saturday morning for public intoxication after leading eight police officers on a 20-minute-or-so chase. Best part about it: He was wearing few clothes at the time.
The DES MOINES REGISTER has the story:
Iowa football recruit Riley Reiff was arrested at 2:45 a.m. Saturday for public intoxication and interference with official acts after leading at least eight officers on a foot chase that lasted 20 minutes, according to a report filed with the Iowa City Police Dept.
The report states that Reiff, 19, a freshman-to-be defensive end from Parkston, S.D., was observed to be disoriented and had some of his clothes off while being approached in an alley near the 100 block of Iowa Avenue.
The strange part about this story is that he was scheduled this year to play defensive end, a position not known for its agility, and yet he was able to evade the cops for 20 minutes.
With ability like that, he should go right to the top of everyone’s fantasy college football league sleeper lists. So long as he stays out of jail.