Iowa State's Mike Johnson arrested on domestic assault charge

Mike Johnson, from Story County Sheriff's Office
Mike Johnson, from Story County Sheriff's Office

AMES — Iowa State defensive back Mike Johnson has been suspended after being arrested on a domestic assault charge, the school announced Thursday.

Johnson is being held at the Story County Jail without bond on a domestic assault and strangulation with injury charge.

“We are aware of Mike Johnson’s arrest and the allegations associated with his arrest,” Iowa State coach Matt Campbell said in a statement. “Our program has zero tolerance for domestic violence.

“Mike has been suspended from all team activities, including practice, under the student-athlete code of conduct policy as we gather more information. His long-term status with the team will be determined once we gain more facts.”

Johnson, 22, completed his redshirt freshman season in 2016, and started eight games. He recorded 44 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and three pass breakups.

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