Iowa freshman basketball player Kyle Meyer pleaded guilty to possession of alcohol under legal age today after his guilty plea to public intoxication was set aside.
Meyer, 18, was arrested at 12:41 a.m. Aug. 18 at the Hillcrest Residence Hall on the University of Iowa campus and charged with public intoxication.
“Considering Kyle’s result of a .07 on the portable breath test machine at the time of his arrest, and the fact that he was arguably not in a public place, this amendment was sought in the interests of justice,” said Randy Larson, Meyer’s attorney.
Meyer already paid a $100 fine for public intoxication. After pleading guilty to PAULA, he paid an additional $100 to complete the statutory fine of $200 for PAULA.
“I feel bad for making such a mistake, letting my teammates, family and coaches down, as well as the fans of Iowa basketball, who have welcomed me with open arms,” Meyer said in a statement. “I have almost no experience with alcohol, as is obvious from what happened, and I will learn from this experience and ensure nothing like this ever happens again.”
Meyer is a 6-foot-10 post from Duluth, Ga., and part of a five-person recruiting class ranked nationally for Iowa coach Fran McCaffery.
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