Johnson-Koulianos to expose Iowa Hawkeyes in book, UI responds

Derrell Johnson-Koulianos is arguably the greatest wide receiver in Iowa Hawkeyes history. He’s first on the UI all-time list in receptions and 2nd in receiving yards. He also once had high NFL Draft potential. Then came all the arrest, and six drug charges. DJK now alleges he was defamed by Iowa Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz and plans to write a book about his experience at the school.

He played with the Iowa Hawkeyes from 2006-2010, and was kicked off the team before bowl game his senior season. Johnson-Koulianos posted some comments Tuesday on Twitter alleging that Ferentz discouraged NFL teams from pursuing him in the 2011 draft.

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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 Loses Another Running Back for Insight Bowl Game

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Iowa Head Football Coach Kirk Ferentz announced over the holiday weekend that fullback Brad Rogers, a redshirt freshman, will miss Iowa’s remaining practices and the Dec. 28 Insight Bowl vs. Missouri, due to cardiology testing.

Rogers (5-10, 215), a native of Toledo, Ohio (Central Catholic HS), is listed as Iowa’s second team fullback.  He played in 11 games this season, rushing for 75 yards on 11 carries and catching two passes for 15 yards.

The Iowa Hawkeyes will already be without starting tailback Adam Robinson (suspension) and second-team tailback Jewel Hampton (injury, and now transfer). So their running backs corps is already depleted.

Of course, given what’s gone on in the program lately, this news seems more interesting than the 40 word PR snippet released on Christmas Eve that it actually is.

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