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Ex-Hawkeye Roy Marble denies abuse charge: ‘I don’t hit women’

[ 0 ] June 9, 2014 |

Roy Marble

Roy Marble

Former Iowa men’s basketball star Roy Marble says there was no physical altercation during the events that led to his arrest for domestic abuse assault. Marble, 47, was accused of strangling a person he lives with Saturday while at his Cedar Rapids home, the Cedar Rapids Gazette first reported. The Hawkeyes’ all-time scoring leader responded to the charges in an interview with the Des Moines Register on Monday night. “This never happened,” Marble said. “I swear on my life. I don’t hit women. I have a mom, sisters and daughters. This was truly a personal argument that was loud at most, but did not render any violence. We have never fought each other.” A no-contact order was issued, according to Iowa Courts Online. “This was just a loud argument between us. We have a right to our privacy,” Marble said. “I feel bad because the police decision was that I needed to be arrested. I don’t know the grounds for it. I want to say I’m sorry, but I didn’t do anything.” Marble scored 2,116 points during his four-year playing career at Iowa that ended in 1989. His son, Roy Devyn Marble, was a senior last season for

the Hawkeyes and was a first-team all-Big Ten Conference selection.      

Category: Iowa Hawkeyes men's basketball

About Rick Brown: Rick Brown covers men's basketball for The Des Moines Register and Hawk Central. He's married and the father of two. He also covers golf for the Register. View author profile.

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