The bye week was victorious against the Iowa football team this weekend.
Senior cornerback Micah Hyde was arrested early Friday morning for public intoxication and interfering with public acts.
Also showing up on the day’s police report was sophomore tight end Ray Hamilton, who received a ticket for PINTS, which essentially means he was caught in a bar after hours. Drew Clark also was arrested early Saturday morning for a public intoxication charge.
This information was first reported by Marc Morehouse of the Cedar Rapids Gazette.
It is anyone’s guess how Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz will handle these two situations.
My best guess is that Hamilton’s incident will not be taken too seriously. He will likely play.
Hyde didn’t get picked up for a DUI, he didn’t commit a felony and his incident is minor in comparison to most situations, but being a senior he should know better. Contrary to what people may think, it is possible to have fun in Iowa City and not get arrested for public intoxication.
The Michigan State passing offense is about as well-oiled right now as the Iowa passing game. So the Hawkeyes could live without having the services of Hyde for that week. If he cannot play, expect senior Greg Castillo to start in his place.
Castillo started last week for the injured B.J. Lowery and had an interception in the win over Minnesota.
Clark is not listed on the two deeps as an offensive lineman. His arrest is news, but moving forward, the team’s performance shouldn’t be affected if he can’t play next week.
In fact, I think I spotted in the front row of the stands at Kinnick Stadium last weekend when Iowa blasted through Minnesota.
Prediction: Hamilton plays against Michigan State, but Hyde misses the game. A player like Hyde has no prior incidents so that may play into his favor, but being a senior, I think Ferentz expects better behavior and will make that known in this case. Clark won’t play anyway so it doesn’t matter what happens with him.