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Police: Ex-Hawkeye Zach McCabe punched man in face, blew him a kiss

[ 0 ] May 16, 2014 |

IOWA CITY, Ia. — Former Iowa basketball player Zach McCabe was charged with assault after allegedly punching a man in the face, then blowing the victim a kiss as he walked out of an Iowa City bar early Friday.

Zach McCabe played 137 career games with the Hawkeyes, a school record. (David Banks, USA TODAY Sports Images)

Zach McCabe played 137 career games with the Hawkeyes, a school record. (David Banks, USA TODAY Sports Images)

According to an Iowa City Police report, a man approached an officer on foot patrol in the pedestrian mall shortly after midnight Friday. The man, whose face was swollen with a small cut, told the officer he had been punched in the face by McCabe inside DC’s bar, 124 S. Dubuque St., according to the report.

The officer obtained video footage from security cameras inside the bar, which showed McCabe in an apparent argument with a woman, according to the report.

The video allegedly showed the man approaching McCabe, attempting to separate McCabe from the woman, and McCabe punching the man in the face, according to the report.

The officer said the victim fell to the ground, and McCabe blew him a kiss and walked out the bar.

McCabe, 22, is charged with assault causing bodily injury, a serious misdemeanor.

McCabe was taken into custody Friday afternoon and booked at 3:06 p.m. at the Johnson County Jail. He was released at 4:45 p.m. after posting $1,500 bond.

McCabe was a senior co-captain on the Hawkeyes’ NCAA Tournament team this past season. He played in all 33 UI games and was eighth on the team in scoring.

Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery is currently in Florida attending a Gala hosted by Dick Vitale and the V Foundation and had the following statement regarding Zach McCabe’s arrest:

“It is my understanding that senior Zach McCabe was involved in an altercation last night in Iowa City. After collecting all the facts, I will deal with this situation when I return next week.”

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