College Wrestlers Suspended Over Campus Rabbit Hunt

IOWA CITY, Iowa (November 21, 2012)--Two University of Iowa wrestlers were suspended from the team after they were arrested for illegally hunting rabbits on campus.

Athletic director Gary Barta said Wednesday that freshmen Alex Meyer and Connor Ryan were arrested Tuesday by campus police.

Barta said they used BB guns and air rifles during the hunt.

Barta says both were suspended indefinitely and will face disciplinary action through university and athletics department policies.

Meyer, 18, is from suburban Des Moines and wrestles at 174 pounds.

Ryan, 18, is from Bettendorf and wrestles at 141 and 149.

Neither has wrestled in a match so far this season for Iowa, which is 3-0.

Meyer's mother, Lorna, said she had no details on her son's arrest.

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