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University issues response to Johnson-Koulianos’ comments

[ 0 ] December 20, 2013 |

FROM UI SPORTS INFORMATION:

Iowa's Derrell Johnson-Koulianos sits on the field in dejection after Iowa lost to Wisconsin on Oct. 23, 2010, at Kinnick Stadium, in Iowa City, Iowa.(Press-Citizen/ Matthew Holst)

Iowa’s Derrell Johnson-Koulianos sits on the field in dejection after Iowa lost to Wisconsin on Oct. 23, 2010, at Kinnick Stadium, in Iowa City, Iowa.(Press-Citizen/ Matthew Holst)

The University of Iowa decided to weigh in on a former Hawkeye football star’s recent charges on social media.

The school released a statement Friday in response to claims made by Derrell Johnson-Koulianos, who is Iowa’s all-time leader in receptions with 173 and scored 21 touchdowns from 2007 to 2010.

On Tuesday, Johnson-Koulianos launched a Twitter tirade that portrayed himself as being treated unfairly by head coach Kirk Ferentz, and that the coaching staff hurt his chances at an NFL career.

Here’s the university’s statement:

“The UI Athletics Department and the Iowa football team are aware of former Iowa student-athlete Derrell Johnson-Koulianos’ recent social media statements.

“During his career at Iowa, Mr. Johnson-Koulianos had moments of success on the field. He also made some unfortunate decisions during that period of time.

“As we do with all student-athletes, we attempted to assist him and work through the various issues. Unfortunately, his tenure ended with him being suspended from participating in intercollegiate athletics at Iowa due to being in violation of the UI’s Student-Athlete Code of Conduct.

“We wish the best for Mr. Johnson-Koulianos going forward.”

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LINKS TO PREVIOUS ARTICLES:

Dec. 17: DJK unleashes on Twitter, announces he’s writing a book

Dec. 18: Former Hawkeye lashes back at DJK’s claims

 

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