IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Two University of Iowa wrestlers have beensuspended from the team after they were arrested for illegally huntingrabbits on campus.
Athletic director Gary Barta said Wednesday that freshmen Alex Meyerand Connor Ryan were arrested Tuesday by campus police. Barta says theyused BB guns and air rifles during the hunt.
Barta says both were suspended indefinitely and will facedisciplinary action through university and athletic department policies.
Meyer is an 18-year-old from suburban Des Moines who wrestles at 174pounds. Ryan is an 18-year-old from Bettendorf who wrestles at 141 and149. Neither has wrestled in a match so far this season for Iowa, whichis 3-0.
Meyer's mother, Lorna, said she had no details on her son's arrest. A message for Ryan wasn't immediately returned.