Clayborn pleads not guilty to assault charge

IOWA CITY, IA - University of Iowa football defensive end Adrian Clayborn has pled not guilty to a charge of assault causing bodily injury. The charge resulted from an incident in January involving Clayborn and an Iowa City taxi driver.
Iowa Head Football Coach Kirk Ferentz had the following comment:
"I've been aware of this alleged incident since January and consider it to be a serious situation. Based on what I know to this point, I think it is best to let due process run its course before coming to any judgment."
Clayborn is a 6-3, 282-pound junior from St. Louis, MO. He started 11 games and played in all 13 contests for the Hawkeyes last season. He totaled 50 tackles.