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L.A. Times: Ex-Iowa football player entered U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, home raided by FBI
Actor Siaka Massaquoi was Hawkeye running back in 2000-2001
Last Friday, former Iowa football player Siaka Massaquoi’s North Hollywood home was raided by about 20 FBI agents.
Massaquoi didn’t respond to the Los Angeles Times’ story, which said he entered the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, but he did have this Instagram post.
Massaquoi was a running back from Evanston, Ill., who played at Iowa in 2000 and 2001. He had 16 career carries and two touchdowns, and briefly was ahead of eventual-standout Fred Russell on Iowa’s depth chart.
He rushed for 387 yards on 52 carries in a 1997 game for Evanston High, and was named the school’s homecoming king at halftime.
“You can't make a bad play call when Siaka has the ball,” Evanston offensive coordinator Jed Curtis said.
Massaquoi was dismissed from the Hawkeyes in June 2002. He had been charged with second-offense drunken driving, driving with a suspended license, and providing false information to law officers during a March 2002 traffic stop.
“We sat down at the beginning of semester and mutually agreed on conditions that I felt were important for Siaka to meet,” Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz said. “He chose not to fulfill the requirements we set forth.”
Massaquoi moved to California and made a career for himself as an actor. He has 35 acting credits on IMBD.com. Among the most-recent are parts on the Netflix series “Ratched.”
He has drawn more attention for his political and social views, appearing on many Internet videos including this one.
Massaquoi was quoted in a Los Angeles Times story about participating in a protest of a COVID-19 vaccine center set up at Dodger Stadium.
A series of photos and videos showing Massaquoi at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. are on this Twitter feed.
Here is a video Massaquoi shot after he had been in the Capitol.
“We had the right to walk into the Capitol because it’s ours,” Massaquoi said. “That’s our Capitol. That’s not the politicians’ Capitol. It’s ours.
“And you know what happened, the police, the Gestapo, came and stopped people from going into the building that is theirs. We have the right to go in there.”
Massaquoi was a speaker (1:53 mark of this video) in March at what was called a “Patriot Party” in Yucaipa, Calif.
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