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Hawkeye football player charged with OWI

[ 0 ] June 16, 2014 |
Dean Tsopanides

Dean Tsopanides

A University of Iowa football player was arrested Friday night for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, according to a University of Iowa Police complaint.

Dean Tsopanides, a 21-year-old junior defensive lineman from Torrington, Conn., was reportedly stopped at East Prentiss and South Linn streets shortly before midnight.

INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC: Hawkeye legal troubles since April

According to the complaint, UI Police stopped Tsopanides for expired registration, but an officer smelled alcohol on the defendant at the window. Tsopanides allegedly failed HGN testing, but passed both walk and turn and one leg stand tests.

Tsopanides was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, first offense, a serious misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and/or a fine of $1,250.

Also over the weekend, senior wide receiver Kevonte Martin-Manley was cited for having a disorderly house.

“Coach (Kirk) Ferentz is aware of the charges brought against Dean and Kevonte,” Iowa media relations director Steve Roe said. “As further information is gathered, both student-athletes will proceed through the UI Student Athlete Code of Conduct process and are subject to team rules and regulations as well.”


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