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Iowa Hawkeyes Top WR Derrell Johnson-Koulianos Arrested on Drug Charges

Posted By Debbie Baratz On Dec 8 2010 @ 12:06 am In Iowa | No Comments

As if the November fourth quarter collapses weren’t enough for the Iowa Hawkeyes, tonight there’s even more disappointment for this 2010 team. 

On Tuesday evening, Iowa Hawkeye senior wide receiver Derrell Johnson-Koulianos [1](DJK) was arrested by Iowa City police on a bevy of drug counts: possession of controlled substances, keeping a drug house and two counts of unlawful possession of a prescription drugs. Investigators also found more than $3,000 in cash, marijuana, cocaine and prescription drugs in DJK’s home, according to the National Football Post [2].

This season, DJK became Iowa’s career leader in receptions and receiving yards. The senior wide receiver caught 46 passes for 745 yards and 10 touchdowns. He was named to the first-team All Big Ten team.

Throughout the season, DJK had disagreements with Iowa’s football coach Kirk Ferentz and occasionally was not allowed to the speak to the media. For the team’s last game of the season against Minnesota, DJK was on the sidelines at the beginning due to an earlier misbehavior leading up to the game.

DJK is currently being held in Johnson County Jail in Iowa City and is being held on $8,000 bail. He will make an initial court appearance on Wednesday morning.

Needless to say, DJK’s Iowa career has ended.

Ferentz issued the following statement in response to today’s activities, “I am highly disappointed to learn of the charges. Derrell has been suspended from all team activities.”

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[1] Derrell Johnson-Koulianos : http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=188291

[2] National Football Post: http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Iowas-JohnsonKoulianos-arrested-for-possession-of-drugs.html

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