Iowa football player Nicholas “Nico” Law was charged with disorderly conduct Saturday.
Law, 21, was cited at about 1:45 in front of Pancheros at the intersection of Clinton and Washington streets in Iowa City, according to a police complaint.
The complaint states that police interviewed witnesses on the scene who said an assailant jumped a male victim, punched him, tackled him and then kicked him while he was on the ground.
The victim identified Law by name as the assailant and witnesses described the assailant as a black male of medium height wearing all white, according to the complaint.
The victim said he was attacked because of a verbal altercation between himself and Law’s female friend, according to the complaint.
A police officer on the scene found Law a block south of Pancheros, according to the complaint.
Law, 21, a senior-to-be working to gain playing time in Iowa’s defensive backfield, was booked into the Johnson County Jail at 2:31 a.m. Saturday morning. He was released from jail at 9:55 a.m.
Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz has issued a statement on the matter.
“I was disappointed to hear of the incident involving Nico,” Ferentz said in the release. “We will work with authorities in gathering the facts. Nico will go through the UI Student-Athlete Code of Conduct process and we will move forward from there.”
Law is a native of Clinton, Md. He saw action in all 13 games last season, recording four solo tackles and one assist. He was listed as the second-string strong safety during spring practices.
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