Last weekend’s arrest of Iowa State wrestler Trent Weatherman was for an alleged biting incident which occurred in May, according to separate reports in the Des Moines Register and Ames Tribune published Wednesday.
In the early morning hours of May 20, Ames police responded to a possible assault call. The victim said she’d been bitten on the neck and arm by Weatherman. The allegation was confirmed by a witness who claimed the Cyclone wrestler had bitten the woman’s neck without justification. According to the police, Weatherman admitted to biting the woman on the neck but said he was joking around.
Weatherman was arrested early Saturday morning, July 2. The nearly six-week delay between alleged incident and arrest was pending completion of an investigation, a police spokesman said.
According to both papers, Weatherman remains on indefinite suspension from the Iowa State wrestling team.
It was the second arrest for Weatherman this year. In April, he was charged with public intoxication after police said he was yelling and “attempting to entice a crowd of males into a physical altercation” in the Campustown area of Ames, said the Register, quoting from police reports. At that time Weatherman had as blood-alcohol level of 0.23.
A redshirt freshman wrestling at 157 pounds, Weatherman has a 16-15 record for the Cyclones. He was a two-time Iowa state champ for Ballard High School in Huxley, Iowa.
Want to know more? Read the news stories in the Ames Tribune and Des Moines Register… and the initial story from College Wrestling Examiner concerning Weatherman’s arrest and suspension.
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