Hill, 18, was listed on the Blackhawk County Sheriff’s website as booked with OWI at 5:37 a.m. Saturday morning. The freshman is from Denver, Iowa.
“I was disappointed to hear of the charges against Barkley,” Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said in a statement. “Barkley will face a minimum one game suspension, as well as other consequences within the program.”
Hill missed the 2012 season after suffering a torn ACL during a scrimmage in August. Hill rushed for more than 6,000 yards and 89 touchdowns in three seasons as a starter at Cedar Falls High School.
“Obviously, I was extremely disappointed to learn about this,” Iowa athletics director Gary Barta said in a statement. “Barkley will go through the UI Student Athlete Code of Conduct process, and will be subject to any other University and/or team rule sanctions as we gather additional information.”
The Hawkeyes finished their season Friday with a loss to Nebraska and ended with a 4-8 record. Hill would be among as many as six competitors at running back next season.
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