Des Moines Lincoln senior Trevon Young was charged with criminal trespass with 11 other individuals early Sunday morning, prior to athletic director Phil Chia’s Tuesday confirmation that the Iowa football recruit was off the Railsplitter basketball team.
Young, 17, was among seven minors that were detained after 2 a.m. Sunday at a previously vacated home. Des Moines Police responded to a loud music complaint at 805 Virginia Avenue, and according to the case report “could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the house.”
The owner of the home was contacted and informed DMPD that the previous tenants had been evicted.
All 12 individuals were charged with criminal trespass — including former Lincoln football player Brendon Bolokor — with four adults taken to Polk County Jail.
Young was averaging 15.3 points and 12.2 rebounds per game this season for the Railsplitters, both team-bests. The 6-foot-5, 215-pound senior did not play in Tuesday’s overtime loss to Roosevelt.
The arrest was Young’s second in less than five months. He was among six individuals arrested by DMPD on July 25 for third-degree burglary and interference with official acts.
Whether Young’s latest arrest would impact his Hawkeye offer was unclear, but there is recent precedent for Iowa to rescind a scholarship when legal matters are involved.
The Hawkeyes withdrew the scholarship offer that former Sioux City Heelan running back Michael Malloy verbally accepted after an incident that happened before he signed a national letter of intent. Malloy told Iowa coaches that he accepted their scholarship offer in July 2011, before his senior year of high school. He later was charged with possession or use of drug paraphernalia, obstructing a police officer, second-degree criminal trespassing and operating a vehicle without headlights.
Malloy pled guilty of obstructing a police officer and was sentenced to nine months of probation. He also received a 20-day suspension from participating in activities at Heelan for violating the school’s conduct code. Malloy red-shirted last season after joining the team as a walk on.
Iowa sports information director Steve Roe said the school would have no comment on Young’s situation. NCAA rules prohibit schools from talking about potential recruits until they have signed a national letter of intent. Signing day is Feb. 6.
Contributing: Randy Peterson
Category: Iowa Hawkeyes Football