Iowa Hawkeyes head football coach Kirk Ferentz and other school officials held a press conference today to put an end to the swirling rumors regarding Iowa's football program and alleged drug-related transgressions. The story is not as dramatic or shocking as it seemed, according to Ferentz and company, as there will be no additional suspensions after the team suspended wide receiver Derrell Johnson-Koulianos and running back Adam Robinson for different reasons this week.
Johnson-Koulianos was arrested last Tuesday on charges of drug possession, and the team had already elected to shelve him for the remainder of the season. Robinson, who had been rumored to be involved in the drug problems, will not join the Hawkeyes in the Insight Bowl Dec. 26. Ferentz chose to suspend him for academic reasons after feeling Robinson was not working hard enough at his studies.
This story became much bigger and more sensational than it ever needed to be, so read on for a factual timeline of the situation and what did and did not happen.