Two Hawkeye football players suspended after loud house party following Penn State loss

Chad Leistikow
Hawk Central

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Hours after Iowa's 30-24 defeat at Penn State, two Hawkeye football players were charged for disorderly conduct back in Iowa City. That was later changed to a citation for a disorderly house.

Defensive backs Matt Hankins and Trey Creamer were charged at 12:50 a.m. Sunday, according to Iowa City arrest logs, and released. The incident occurred at 1120 Sunset St. in Iowa City, where police were called to respond to a complaint about a loud party.

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said in a statement that both players would be suspended from team activities for seven days. Both players will be ineligible to travel to No. 18 Iowa's Saturday game at Purdue.

Iowa sophomore cornerback Matt Hankins (8) of Lewisville, Texas, has started six career games for the Hawkeyes but hasn't played since Sept. 22.

“Their actions demonstrate poor judgment and are not reflective of the high standards of citizenship that we try to uphold,” Ferentz said. “It is difficult but important to hold student-athletes accountable.”

Neither second-year Hawkeye had traveled with the team to Pennsylvania.

Hankins, 19, started Iowa's first four games at cornerback, but the native of Lewisville, Texas, has been dealing with wrist and hamstring injuries and hasn't played since a Sept. 22 loss against Wisconsin.

Creamer, 20, cracked Iowa's preseason depth chart as a No. 2 cornerback, but was beaten out by freshman Julius Brents during fall camp. The Cartersville, Georgia, product has not seen any game action.

(Note: This story was updated on Monday morning after the change to a disorderly house.)

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