Marion permanently suspended

Sophomore 141-pounder Montell Marion has been permanently suspended from the Iowa wrestling team.

In a release, Iowa associate athletics director Fred Mims said, “Due to Montell’s recent and previous violations of our student-athlete code of conduct, we have no choice at this point but to remove him from the Iowa wrestling program.”

Mims also said in the statement that if Marion wishes to transfer to another NCAA institution, the university athletics department would suppoert a transfer “pursuant to the NCAA’s one-time transfer policy.”

Marion tallied a 37-9 overall record in his two seasons with the Hawkeyes and was a NCAA runner-up at 141 in March.

— by Ryan Young

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