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Hawkeye Junior Cordell Pemsl Suspended Indefinitely

September 20, 2019

Written by Rob Howe

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IOWA CITY, Iowa – Iowa announced in a press release from its athletics department that Cordell Pemsl, a junior from Dubuque, has been indefinitely suspended from the men’s basketball team.

The release indicated that Pemsl was arrested by law enforcement early Friday morning in Iowa City for operating while intoxicated (OWI). He went on to say:

UI athletics department officials are in the process of gathering facts in regards to the incident. Pemsl will be suspended from all basketball related activities indefinitely and is subject to the rules and regulations of the UI Student-Athlete Code of Conduct and the rules and regulations of the basketball program.

Pemsl has played in 67 career games, averaging 7.2 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. He played in two games last season before taking a medical redshirt. He underwent knee surgery.

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According to a report by KCJJ radio:

According to police, 22 year-old Cordell Pemsl was stopped at around 2:45am for failing to obey a traffic control device, improper turn, and a cracked taillight showing a white light.

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Upon contact, officers say Pemsl had bloodshot watery eyes, impaired speech, impaired balance, was wearing bar wristbands and admitted to drinking.

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A PBT showed a blood alcohol content of .151 and a Datamaster reading of .122.

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