Iowa QB Reiners Gets Arrested
Jun. 30, 1999
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) _ Iowa quarterback Randy Reiners, arrested for the second time in 18 months on an alcohol charge, could be suspended from the team for violating school policy.
``Second offenses typically do,'' athletic director Bob Bowlsby said.
Reiners, 22, of Fort Dodge, was arrested at 2:26 a.m. Tuesday after being found ``sleeping or passed out'' in a university parking lot, court records showed.
He failed an alcohol breath test before being arrested. Reiners paid a $50 fine and $15 in court costs on the public intoxication charge Tuesday in Johnson County District Court.
Bowlsby said the protocol for second-time violators is ``well enunciated'' for the school's athletic teams. The penalty normally involves a suspension, counseling and mandatory abuse class. He declined to speculate about how long Reiners might be suspended.
Reiners, one of three quarterbacks fighting for the starting job under first-year coach Kirk Ferentz, said he ``just got in trouble.''
``I got drunk. I was walking home and I sat on a bench because I thought I was going to get sick. That's when the cops came. I wasn't causing any problems, though,'' he said.
In January 1998, Reiners was arrested and charged with drunken driving.
Reiners started four games last year for the Hawkeyes, throwing for 521 yards, three touchdowns and six interceptions. He missed the spring game in April because of a knee injury.