Tucker charged with public intoxication

Iowa Hawkeyes starting guard Anthony Tucker has been suspended

after Iowa City Police said he was arrested for public

intoxication.

Iowa athletic director Gary Barta said Sunday that the

20-year-old Tucker, the team’s second-leading scorer with 11.9

points per game, would be suspended indefinitely. Officials at the

Johnson County Jail said Tucker pleaded not guilty to one count of

public intoxication and was released Sunday on $325 bond.

Barta says he was “disappointed because this is not the first

legal incident involving alcohol.”

The sophomore pleaded guilty to public intoxication in

December 2008. In January, Tucker was ruled academically ineligible

to play.

Tucker scored 17 points in Iowa’s 71-67 win over Drake on

Saturday.