IOWA CITY, Iowa - A former Iowa State football player has been charged in connection with an alleged assault on Iowa basketball player Jordan Bohannon, the Associated Press reported Tuesday night. Nicholas Kron, 29, of Nashville, Tennessee turned himself in Saturday at the Johnson County Jail and was released 20 minutes later, per the AP.
The AP story says Kron faces an assault causing bodily injury charge for allegedly hitting Bohannon on May 23 outside DC's Bar in Iowa City. Bohannon filed a lawsuit against Kron last week, alleging that the former Cyclone defensive end “brutally, unlawfully and intentionally” assaulted him, according to the AP story.
Iowa issued a press release on May 24 stating Bohannon had been in a physical altercation.
“Thankfully Jordan is recovering well after being attacked by an individual he did not see coming at him,” Iowa head basketball coach Fran McCaffery said in the release. “We were made aware of the incident immediately. We are grateful that friends who were with Jordan at the time kept the incident from escalating. His health is our number one concern.”
After the bar closed, police said Kron and another person got into an argument outside, according to the AP story. Police say Kron walked over to Bohannon, turned him around and punched him three times in the back of the head, knocking him to the ground and causing a cut on his head.