ISU's David Sims Out for Opener

Minnesota tight end Nick Tow-Arnett, right, scores a touchdown as Iowa State cornerback David Sims defends during the second half of the Insight Bowl NCAA college football game Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009 in Tempe, Ariz. Iowa State won 14-13. (AP Photo/Matt York)


By Becky Ogann

AMES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads says defensive back David Sims is suspended for the season opener against Northern Illinois.

Sims was accused of charging gas, groceries and shoes on the debit card of a Des Moines woman who had loaned it to her son before he visited Ames.

Story County attorney Stephen Holmes says Sims paid restitution of just over $600 to the victim. Sims was granted a deferred judgment Monday, and if he stays out of a trouble for a year the incident will be expunged from his record.

Sims, a senior from Gainesville, Fla., was the Big 12 Defensive Newcomer of the Year in 2009.

Rhoads says Sims, who was removed as a co-captain after the incident, has already addressed the team about the issue.

Sims was unavailable for comment Wednesday during the team's annual media day.

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