According to the University of Iowa Department of Public Safety, 21-year-old T. Dean Tsopanides, a defensive lineman, was stopped just before midnight Friday for expired registration at the intersection of East Prentiss and South Linn streets in Iowa City. Police said they could smell alcohol when they spoke to Tsopanides.
Tsopanides passed walk-and-turn and one-leg stand sobriety tests, but failed an eye test, police said. He admitted to drinking a beer at 4 p.m., but refused to submit to breath tests. He was arrested for drunken driving.
A junior from Connecticut, Tsopanides red-shirted in 2011 and has not seen any playing time the last two seasons.
At 1:11 a.m. Saturday, police responded to 760 Sunset St. for a report of a loud party. Police said they could hear voices and yelling from 30 yards away. No one answered the door when officers answered. and roughly 20 people could be seen inside drinking. Police said one of the residents, 21-year-old Kevonte Martin-Manley, later contacted the officers. The Hawkeye wide receiver told police his party got “a little too loud” and people were scared to answer the door.
A senior from Michigan, Martin-Manley started 10 games in 2013 and saw playing time in all 13 games. He led the team with 40 receptions for 388 yards and five touchdowns.
The players’ brush with the law marks the third incident for the football team this month. Safety Nico Law was cited for disorderly conduct after getting in a fight in Iowa City. Law pleaded guilty to the offense and announced he was transferring out of the University of Iowa.