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Hyde arrested; two other Hawkeyes charged

[ 0 ] October 6, 2012 |

Micah Hyde, a three-year starter and captain for the Iowa football team, was arrested early Saturday morning for public intoxication and interference with official acts.

Back-up tight end Ray Hamilton and reserve offensive lineman Drew Clark were also charged in separate incidents.

Hyde was among a group of people that would not leave Old Capitol Brew Works near closing time early Saturday morning. According to the police report, Hyde was among a group of about 15 subjects fighting with the staff.

The officers arrived on the scene as the crowd was breaking up. The staff pointed out which subjects were involved, including Hyde.

The police confronted the group at the corner of Bowery and Gilbert St., told them to stop and flashed their lights. Hyde and the rest of the group ignored the command and started running.

Police chased Hyde, who was apprehended two blocks away. According to the report, Hyde had “bloodshot watery eyes and an odor of an alcoholic beverage” and showed 6 of 6 signs of impairment and refused a post arrest breathalyzer.

Hyde stated “he had drunk a vodka/Sprite, a shot and a Bud Light earlier in the night.”

He was then taken into custody.

Hyde, 21, was booked into the jail and released Saturday morning.

Both charges are simple misdemeanors. Each charge carries a maximum $625 fine and up to 30 days in jail.

Hyde is tied for third on the team with 33 tackles, has three tackles for loss, a team-high five pass break-ups and one forced fumble.

The senior — who has started 31 straight games — was a second-team all-Big Ten cornerback as a junior.

Two other subjects — Brady Scott and Theo Grine — were also charged at 1:39 a.m.  at 525 S. Gilbert St. (Old Capitol Brew Works) for public intoxication. Both are from Fostoria, Ohio, which is Hyde’s hometown. Grine was also charged with interference with official acts.

“I was disappointed to learn of the events involving three team members, as all three of these student-athletes have been good citizens during their time in our program,” Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said in a statement released Saturday night. “We will follow protocol set by the UI student-athlete Code of Conduct, as well as taking additional measures within the program.”

Iowa (3-2, 1-0) is off this weekend and returns to action next Saturday at Michigan State.

Hamilton, 19, was charged with presence on premise (licensed liquor establishment) after hours. He was charged at 12:40 a.m. Saturday at Pints in downtown Iowa City.

Persons under 21 years of age are not allowed in bars past 10 p.m. in Iowa City.

Hamilton, a sophomore tight end, has one catch for 20 yards this season.

The charge is a misdemeanor with a fine of $30o on the first offense.

Clark, 22, was arrested for public intoxication at 2:40 a.m. Friday at 618 Bowery St.

Clark isn’t currently on the offensive line two-deep. The junior was the back-up left guard at the start of camp.

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