The athletic department at Iowa State University today announced the indefinite suspensions of four freshmen players apart of the football program.
This comes a mere eight days from the Cyclones first game against the SDSU Jackrabbits at MidAmerican Field at Jack Trice Stadium.
The suspended freshmen were each touted as being camp standouts prior to their dismissal, with a couple possibly fighting for early playing time.
Iowa State football coach Matt Campbell released a statement following the announcement.
“Four freshmen — Tayvonn Kyle, Jaeveyon Morton, Joseph Scates and Dallas Taylor-Cortez — have been suspended indefinitely from our football team for multiple incidents of poor choices and behavior. We have worked diligently to develop a culture of accountability in our program and these young men have failed to live up to those expectations.
“These players will not have any involvement with team activities nor access to our facilities while suspended. They will, however, have access to our academic facilities with the accompanying expectations of any student-athlete in our program.
“I would emphasize that these suspensions are not related to any one incident but rather a pattern of conduct that will not be tolerated within our Iowa State football program.” — Matt Campbell, Head Coach Iowa State Football.
The players haven’t been completely dismissed from the program as of now, but their complete absence from the program is certainly not a great sign for their future prospects with the team.
We’ll keep you updated if more information about the situation is released.