Iowa State defensive lineman David Irving has been arrested and charged with domestic assault after police say he struck his girlfriend.
According to an Ames police complaint, the woman told officers Irving held her down, cut off a large portion of her hair and punched her repeatedly in the leg on Wednesday. Police said Irving acknowledged arguing with the woman, who lives with him and is the mother of their child, but he denied cutting her hair.
Police Commander Geoff Huff said the officers who responded to the scene noticed several bruises on the victim's legs and a large scratched area on the back of her leg.
Irving started eight games for the Cyclones this season, but sat out last week’s game against TCU for a non-football related issue.
Irving’s bond was set at $2,000 and has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Nov. 25.
Iowa State has not yet said if the incident will affect Irving’s status for Saturday’s game against No. 18 Oklahoma.
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