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Hawkeye basketball player arrested for 2nd time this school year

By World Exposure News Services, 02/11/20, 8:00AM CST


University of Iowa basketball player Cordell Pemsel was arrested Monday morning for driving on a revoked lincense due to a previous OWI. 

According to police documents, a deputy stopped Pemsl near Highway 1 just after 1 a.m. for having a broken taillight. The documents show Pemsl gave the deputy an Iowa identification card. 

Pemsl allegedly told the deputy he did not have a driver's license from Iowa or any other state, but authorities said they found Pemsl had a revoked license due to a previous OWI in September. In that incident, Pemsl reportedly failed a field sobriety test and registered a blood alcohol content of .151 on a breath test when he was pulled over. The legal limit to drive is .08.

Following the September arrest, Pemsl had been removed from all school activities at the University of Iowa. After sitting out for two games, he returned to the team.

Now, Pemsl has been suspended for Iowa's next game at Indiana (Thursday) per violation of the UI Student-Athlete Code of Conduct.

Pemsl, has played in 22 games this season, averaging 2.4 points and 2.8 rebounds per game. 

Cordell Pemsl had season ending surgery in November of 2018. He had a hardship waiver approved by the Big Ten in the Spring of 2019. His career average at that time was 7.2 ppg and 4.7 rpg.