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Iowa Football: Hawkeye Receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette Arrested on OWI

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A not great season is trending worse.

NCAA Football: Northwestern at Iowa
ISM’s season is not going the way any of us expected.
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A bad weekend for Iowa football is trending worse. Following a second straight disappointing loss for the Hawkeyes on Saturday, star WR and kick returner Ihmir Smith-Marsette was arrested late Saturday night/early Sunday morning.

According to KCJJ, Smith-Marsette was pulled over on Riverside Drive in Iowa City at 1:30 am Sunday (it’s unclear if that’s pre- or post-time change for daylight savings) for driving 74 miles per hour in a 30 mile per hour zone.

Upon being pulled over Smith-Marsette reportedly displayed multiple signs of intoxication (which typhus code for “was driving in Iowa City at 1:30 am”, but in this case likely also includes “was doing something really dumb like driving 40 mph over the limit at 1:30 am”) and showed signs of inebriation upon a field sobriety test. Smith-Marsette blew 0.13 on his breathalyzer test and was charged with OWI.

On the season, Smith-Marsette seven catches for 84 yards as Iowa’s second-leading receiver behind tight end Sam LaPorta. All seven of Smith-Marsette’s catches on the year came in Saturday’s 21-20 loss to Northwestern.

This is Smith-Marsette’s first trouble with the law during his time in Iowa City. Hawkeye fans can expect the senior receiver to miss this week’s matchup with Michigan State as a result. The 0-2 Hawkeyes will face the 1-1 Spartans at 11am this Saturday on ESPN.