Iowa State suspends wide receiver from Dayton, the second suspension for an area player in a week

A second college football player from the region has been suspended by his school just before the start of the 2018 season.

Dunbar High School graduate Joseph Scates was indefinitely suspended Friday from the Iowa State football team. The 6-2, 181-pound wide receiver was one of four freshmen suspended for “multiple incidents of poor choices and behavior,” according to an announcement made by coach Matt Campbell on Friday.

“I would emphasize that these suspensions are not related to any one incident but rather a pattern of conduct that will not be tolerated within our Iowa State football program,” Campbell said in the statement.

That came a few days after Springfield graduate Danny Davis was suspended by Wisconsin for what was termed failure to meet the football program’s standard of conduct. Davis will miss at least two games of his sophomore season.

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“Based on the information I have available to me at this time, I have decided to suspend Danny Davis for the first two games of the season,” Badgers coach Paul Chryst said in a statement. “Should further information become available that warrants a reevaluation of the length of the suspension, I will assess that information. We have a high standard of conduct within our football program and we cannot accept behavior that is not consistent with that standard.”

The Wisconsin State Journal reported Davis’ punishment roots in his alleged involvement in an incident that resulted in his roommate Quintez Cephus being charged with second- and third-degree sexual assault of two intoxicated women. According to the criminal complaint, Davis allegedly laughed and took photos of the women, per the Wisconsin State Journal.


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