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Iowa's Zach McCabe jailed on assault charge

Police: Basketball player blew man a kiss after punch

Iowa Hawkeyes forward Zach McCabe (15) walks back to the bench in the final moments of the game against Wisconsin Badgers during the NCAA men's basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa. (Justin Wan/The Gazette-KCRG TV9)
Iowa Hawkeyes forward Zach McCabe (15) walks back to the bench in the final moments of the game against Wisconsin Badgers during the NCAA men's basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa. (Justin Wan/The Gazette-KCRG TV9)

IOWA CITY — Former Iowa men’s basketball Zach McCabe was arrested Friday afternoon for assault causing bodily injury after allegedly punching a man inside D.C.’s bar at 124 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City.

McCabe, 22, turned himself in to the Johnson County Jail, where he was held until posting bond early Friday evening.

According to Iowa City Police, at around 12:10 a.m. Friday, McCabe allegedly punched a man in the face, causing a cut and swelling. The police officer obtained security video that showed McCabe and a female arguing. The alleged victim tried to separate McCabe from the female before McCabe punched him. After the man fell the ground, McCabe then blew him a kiss and walked out of the door.

McCabe, a Sioux City native, started 40 games and appeared in an Iowa-record 137 games during his four-year career. He was a team co-captain this year and scored 871 points in his career. He averaged 6.4 points a game.

“It is my understanding that senior Zach McCabe was involved in an altercation last night in Iowa City,” Iowa Coach Fran McCaffery said in a statement while attending a Gala hosted by Dick Vitale and the V Foundation in Florida. “After collecting all the facts, I will deal with this situation when I return next week.”

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