Iowa State Cyclones

Matt Campbell suspends 4 Iowa State freshmen

Football players have failed to 'live up to expectations'

Iowa State football coach Matt Campbell speaks with the media earlier this month. Campbell suspended four players on Friday. (Matt Putney/Waterloo Courier)
Iowa State football coach Matt Campbell speaks with the media earlier this month. Campbell suspended four players on Friday. (Matt Putney/Waterloo Courier)

AMES — Iowa State football coach Matt Campbell announced Friday he has suspended four freshmen indefinitely.

The four are receivers Tayvonn Kyle and Josheph Scates and cornerbacks Jaeveyon Morton and Dallas Taylor-Cortez. According to the statement from Campbell released by Iowa State athletics, the four were suspended for multiple incidents of poor choices and behavior — not any one incident.

“We have worked diligently to develop a culture of accountability in our program and these young men have failed to live up to those expectations,” Campbell said in the statement. “The players will not have any involvement with team activities nor access to our facilities while suspended. They will, however, have access to our academic facilities with the accompanying expectations of any student-athlete in our program.”

None of the players appear on Iowa State’s depth chart, but all could’ve seen time because of the new redshirt rule. And they still could play, depending on how long the suspension lasts.

Iowa State opens the 2018 season Sept. 1 against South Dakota State.

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