Another Iowa Hawkeye Busted for Drugs, Ballard Failed Combine Test

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And the third domino falls for the drug scandal in Iowa Hawkeyes football. The Iowa college football program finished second, or should I say penultimate, in a criminal study by SI among the preseason top 25. Among those 25 teams, only the Pittsburgh Panthers had more arrests in their program than Iowa.

This criminal element within the program most visibly in the drug scandal that started with Derrell Johnson-Koulianos and his alleged drug house. Then star tailback Adam Robinson was busted for marijuana possession and thrown off the team.

And now this:

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Iowa’s Defensive Line: Nation’s Best?

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Currently one the best defenses in all of college football lives in Iowa City right now.  The Iowa Hawkeyes lead the nation in total defense (227.5), rank third in rushing defense (65.5) and fifth in scoring defense (12.0). Much of that has to do with their defensive line, which rivals Alabama as quite possibly the nation’s best.

Led by the All-World Adrian Clayborn, and fellow frequent visitor to opponents’ offensive backfields Karl Klug, the unit has wreaked havoc through the first four games. Also seeing time at a starting position in Iowa’s 4-3 are Broderick Binns, Mike Daniels and Christian Ballard, a senior from Lawrence, Kansas who starred at Free State high school.

By Paul M. Banks

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