Iowa Hawkeyes wrestlers probably reside in an awkward position. They're some of the best in the nation at their sport—the team won NCAA titles in 2008, 2009, and 2010—but they're also wrestlers, which means they inevitably carry all sorts of antibiotic-resistant strains of ringworm and staph and are likely avoided by the Iowa student body. (Ricky Stanzi-types must be more the populace's flavor, although, now I reflect on it, the Iowa football team has its own revolting trappings too.) So what are a couple of freshman wrestlers to do?
Two University of Iowa wrestlers have been suspended from the team after they were arrested for illegally hunting rabbits on campus.
Athletic director Gary Barta said Wednesday that freshmen Alex Meyer and Connor Ryan were arrested Tuesday by campus police. Barta says they used BB guns and air rifles during the hunt.
Well, that's nice. Poor rabbits.