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Iowa football: Mum’s the word on Garmon (for now)

[ 17 ] June 8, 2012 |

Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz isn’t commenting at this time regarding one of his top recruits being arrested for possession of marijuana, according to Steve Roe, the school’s sports information director.

“There won’t be anything,” Roe said in an email.

Tailback Greg Garmon of Erie, Pa., was arrested at 6:30 p.m. last Saturday when marijuana was discovered in a car he was driving. Officers stopped the car initially because the registration had expired, Erie police Lt. Kirk Werner said Friday.

“After the stop, officers discovered some marijuana,” Werner said in a phone interview. (Garman) was arrested without incident.”

Ferentz doesn’t normally comment on matters like this until fully gaining a grasp of the situation.

Furthermore, official documents of the case hadn’t reached Erie District Court Friday afternoon.

If Erie law enforcement officials haven’t processed the information, expecting an immediate, meaningful comment from Ferentz is asking too much.

He spoke, though, during the spring, when he said Garmon, and another true freshman recruit, Barkley Hill of Cedar Falls, could contend for significant playing time at a position seriously needing depth after:

*Jordan Canzeri tore an ACL during spring ball

*Marcus Coker left after being investigated for sexual assault for which charges weren’t filed.

*Mika’il McCall transferred.

Therefore, the 6-foot-2, 195-pounder with 2,859 rushing yards and 27 touchdowns during his high school career was going to get a good look during fall practice.

He still might – probably will – although Ferentz isn’t commenting yet, and might not until meeting with reporters at the end of the month in Chicago.


I know this is probably like asking someone attending a baseball game if they like baseball, but. . .

If Garmon is found guilty of pot possession, how would you handle this if you were Ferentz?






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