Iowa State starting DL Irving charged with domestic assault
David Irving was arrested and jailed Thursday on charges that the assaulted his girlfriend.
Iowa State defensive tackle David Irving was arrested Thursday and charged with domestic assault.
The school has not made a ruling regarding Irving's status for Saturday's game at No. 18 Oklahoma, though a spokesperson told the Associated Press the Cyclones were still gathering information on the situation. The junior has started eight games, recording two sacks, two blocked kicks and a forced fumble, before sitting out last week's game against TCU because of an undisclosed issue.
According to an Ames police complaint, the woman told officers Irving held her down, cut off a large portion of her hair and punched her repeatedly in the leg on Wednesday. Police said Irving acknowledged arguing with the woman, who lives with him and is the mother of their child, but he denied cutting her hair.
Police Commander Geoff Huff said the officers who responded to the scene noticed several bruises on the victim's legs and a large scratched area on the back side of her leg.
Irving was being held in Story County jail on a charge of domestic assault with injury. His bond was set at $2,000 and a preliminary hearing was scheduled for Nov. 25. A judge also issued a no-contact order preventing Irving from seeing the woman or the child.
Iowa State's official depth chart for the Oklahoma game lists Irving as an "or" starter at defensive tackle with junior Rodney Coe. Coe recorded three tackles (1.5 for loss) in the Cyclones 21-17 loss to TCU last week. Oklahoma enters Saturday's game against Iowa State, still winless in Big 12 play, as a 24-point favorite.
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