It appeared that Iowa was going to have their hands full with Missouri in the Insight.com Bowl but now that seems like an understatement. The Hawkeyes will be going against Mizzou without their biggest offensive weapon in Derrell Johnson-Koulianos.
Johnson-Koulianos was arrested yesterday afternoon after police executed a search warrant as part of an ongoing drug investigation. During the search the officers found over $3,000 in cash, cocaine and marijuana. Johnson-Koulianos and his roommate were taken into custody and charged with four counts of possession of controlled substances, two counts of unlawful possession of prescription drugs and one count of keeping a drug house, all of which are misdemeanors.
Police found a small amount of marijuana in his bedroom to which he admitted smoking and a urine test proved. Also found in the urine test was that Johnson-Koulianos also used cocaine. He admitted using the drug after the police found residue of cocaine in his bedroom. The amatuer medicine cabinet found in the house included pain killers and anxiety pills Dilaudid, Diazepam, Hydroxyzine Pamoate and Zolpidem Tartrate
Today, Johnson-Koulianos made his initial court appearance yesterday and posted the $8,000 bail and was released. However, he will not be returning to the football field as fast. Head coach of the Iowa Hawkeyes Kirk Ferentz released a statement regarding the situation last night.
“I am highly disappointed to learn of the charges. Derrell has been suspended from all team activities.”
Derrell had an great season netting 745 yards and 10 touchdowns. However, throughout the season he was not allowed to speak with the media. He was even held out of the media day before the season began under Ferentz's orders. He also missed a start this year against Minnesota in this years season finale. All of this, in hindsight, seems like there was something wrong throughout the season and the tipping point came Tuesday afternoon.
Source: The Gazette