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Kirk Ferentz suspends A.J. Derby for two games

[ 11 ] October 3, 2011 |
Alexander John Derby, shown here in his arrest photo from Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011.

Alexander John Derby, shown here in his arrest photo from Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011.

Iowa backup quarterback A.J. Derby will serve a two-game suspension after being arrested Saturday night for fourth-degree criminal mischief and public intoxication in Iowa City, coach Kirk Ferentz announced in a press release Monday.

“A.J. Derby will serve a two game suspension as a result of his poor decisions this past weekend,” Ferentz said in a statement.

According to a report filed by the Johnson County sheriff’s office, the redshirt freshman admitted punching out a bus window. Also according to the criminal complaint, the 6-foot-5 Derby had a blood-alcohol concentration of .120.  The legal limit for being intoxicated in Iowa is .080.

Fourth-degree criminal mischief is a serious misdemeanor with maximum penalties of up to a year in jail and a fine between $250 and $1,500.

Derby, whose brother Zach is a Hawkeye tight end, has completed three of six passes for 30 yards in two games.

 

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