Iowa’s Fry Suspends 2 Starters, Backup From Holiday Bowl

Hayden Fry, Iowa football coach, says he has suspended three players--defensive starters Dwight Sistrunk and Joe Mott and reserve Paul Glonek--from Wednesday’s Holiday Bowl for disciplinary reasons.

Sistrunk, Mott and Glonek did not make the trip Tuesday to San Diego, where the 18th-ranked Hawkeyes will play Wyoming.

Before leaving for San Diego, Fry said he had very few rules for his players. One was to stay out of trouble, and another was to stay in shape.

“Sistrunk, Mott and Glonek knew the training rules,” Fry said. “Sistrunk has used up his eligibility, and Mott and Glonek will be reinstated later when everything is cleared up.


“The suspensions aren’t drug-related.”

Sistrunk and Mott could not be reached for comment. Glonek had no comment.

Mott is a 6-foot 4-inch, 235-pound junior defensive end from Endicott, N.Y., Sistrunk is a 6-1, 183-pound senior free safety from Dayton, Ohio, and Glonek is a 6-5, 278-pound sophomore reserve defensive lineman from Palos Hills, Ill.

“There’s no way I can anticipate at this time who will replace Sistrunk and Mott in the starting lineup,” Fry said. “I won’t know until we’ve had some more practice time.”


Sistrunk was a second-team all-Big Ten selection in his first season as a starter. He played all season with a broken bone in his forearm, and his 80 tackles ranked fourth on the team and led the defensive secondary. He had five interceptions.

Mott was all-Big Ten honorable mention after making 52 tackles, including two sacks. He also made a fumble recovery and intercepted a pass.