Defensive back Nico Law will transfer from the Iowa program.
Law said in a Facebook post: “My football career is going into a new direction at another university. I want to thank all the fans, friends, family and Iowa football staff for their support over the years. You will truly be missed. Iowa will always be my 2nd home. Hawk for life!!!”
The University of Iowa confirmed Wednesday afternoon that Law was leaving the program.
“We wish him the best with his decision,” Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz said in a news release.
Law, 21, was charged with disorderly conduct Saturday after an alleged physical altercation outside Pancheros.
According to a criminal complaint, Law was cited at about 1:45 in front of Pancheros at the intersection of Clinton and Washington streets in Iowa City.
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 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.
Law pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct earlier this week in Johnson County District Court and was ordered to pay a $100 fine.
Ferentz 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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