After last week’s arrest for drugs, Iowa’s senior wide receiver Derrell Johnson-Koulianos (DJK) has hired Des Moines high profile criminal attorney Alfredo Parrish to represent him.
Parrish has previously defended Iowa athletes in trouble. He represented Iowa basketball player Pierre Pierce in 2005 for sexual abuse and former Iowa football player Abe Satterfield in 2007 for sexual assault. Pierce served two years in prison and Satterfield is awaiting sentencing.
Parrish filed papers on Wednesday to defend Johnson. DJK was charged last week with six misdemeanor drug charges; they included possession of cocaine, marijuana and prescription drugs and keeping a drug home. Upon DJK’s arrest, police also seized $3,000 in cash, a digital scale, marijuana, cocaine and prescription drugs.
DJK was suspended by Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz from team activities after his arrest; he will not play at the upcoming Insight Bowl.
The wide receiver had a great season with 46 catches for 745 yards and 10 touchdowns. During this season, he became Iowa’s all-time leading receiver in yards and receptions.
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Written by Debbie Baratz