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.
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