Following an arrest last Wednesday night, starting safety Ivory Herd will be suspended an â€œindefinite amount of time,â€ said CSU coach Steve Fairchild on Monday.
According to Fort Collins Police, Herd argued with his girlfriend, pushed her and broke the bedroom door in her off-campus apartment. He was arrested on domestic violence, harassment and criminal mischief.
Herd did not travel with the team for last Saturdayâ€™s game against the University of Texas-El Paso. Fairchild said Monday that Herd would not make the trip this week to take on the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
â€œWe consider this a very serious issue,â€ Fairchild said in a statement Monday night. â€œI immediately suspended Ivory last week, and heâ€™ll remain suspended for an indefinite amount of time. Weâ€™re going to hold him accountable.â€
Freshman Drew Reilly started in place of Herd against UTEP and finished second on the team in tackles with six. Reilly is expected to stay in Herdâ€™s position until Herd is reinstated, if he is reinstated.
Herd was nominated by CSU this summer for the American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team based on his off-the-field character and leadership.
A starter for the past two and a half seasons, Herd ranks fourth on the team in tackles and has both an interception and fumble recovery on the season.
He released the following statement Monday night.
â€œI fully realize the seriousness of the situation and I want to sincerely apologize to everyone involved in this, including my coaches, teammates and the university.â€
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