Iowa freshman football player James Ferentz, the 19-year-old son of Hawkeye head coach Kirk Ferentz, was cited by Iowa City police for possession of alcohol by a minor Thursday evening.
Kirk Ferentz released this statement: "I was extremely disappointed to learn of James’ very poor decision making on several levels. This offense will be treated seriously and his punishment will include immediate and total suspension from all team activities. In addition, he will be required to attend counseling sessions and fulfill substantial community service obligations over the next six weekends. I realize this is a severe penalty but it’s just given our current circumstances. The fact that James is also my son only complicates an already tough situation."
James Ferentz is a redshirt freshman on the football team.