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DJK unleashes on Twitter, announces he’s writing a book

[ 0 ] December 17, 2013 |

Derrell Johnson-Koulianos, a loquacious and controversial member of the Iowa football program from 2006 to 2010, plans to publish a book about his time with the Hawkeyes.

Johnson-Koulianos, also known as DJK, made the announcement Tuesday on Twitter.

When contacted by the Register, Iowa’s all-time leader in receptions offered few details. The book is expected to be available this summer.

Derrell Johnson-Koulianos, who redshirted in 2006, ranks first at Iowa with 173 career receptions and second with 2,616 yards, earning first-team All-Big Ten honors as a senior. (Rodney White/The Register)

Derrell Johnson-Koulianos, who redshirted in 2006, ranks first at Iowa with 173 career receptions and second with 2,616 yards, earning first-team All-Big Ten honors as a senior. (Rodney White/The Register)

Johnson-Koulianos was more revealing about his past troubles and feelings on Twitter:

“Not blaming anybody. I take ownership for how it went down 100%. But it’s only fair people know all the truth.”

“I knew after my first conversation with (coach Kirk Ferentz) at Iowa it wasn’t. Going to be a good relationship. … ‘Your names Derrell not DJK. And you’re not bigger than the program.’ I was like … Okay.”

“Peeps will hate me either way. I’m going thru w| it and I’m not afraid to show my vulnerability. Love me or hate me. When it drops, read it.”

Iowa sports information director Steve Roe said the school would have no immediate comment.

Johnson-Koulianos, who redshirted in 2006, ranks first at Iowa with 173 career receptions and second with 2,616 yards, earning first-team All-Big Ten honors as a senior.

His college career came to an abrupt end in December 2010, following an arrest on drug-related charges.

Johnson-Koulianos did not play in the Hawkeyes’ 27-24 win over Missouri in the 2010 Insight Bowl.

He eventually pleaded guilty to marijuana possession, while other drug charges were dismissed.

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