Former Iowa football players Dominique Douglas, Cedric Everson and Abe Satterfield, who left Iowa at semester for varying reasons, all recently surfaced in one way or another.
Everson, a freshman cornerback from Detroit who was suspended midseason and was implicated in the investigation of an alleged sexual assault on campus, has transferred to Alcorn State. He was listed on the school’s spring signing list as a mid-year signee. He’ll be able to play right away next fall. His coach, Ernest Jones, is a Michigan native and former Cincinnati assistant. Cincinnati, of course, recruited Everson hard out of high school. I imagine Everson will have a solid career at the FCS level, and we’ll hear more from him in the future.
Satterfield, an Erie, Pa., native who was suspended along with Everson and also was implicated in the sexual assault investigation, has landed at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he’ll play for former Illinois coach Lou Tepper.
Apparently, the Iowa coaching staff vouched for Satterfield when talking with Tepper.
“I said, ‘Would you take him back if you could?’ Tepper told the Indiana Gazette. “And they said, ‘Absolutely.’ They told me that he might have started for them next year at corner. They were all high on him. He seems like a great kid.”
Hmmm … what does that tell you about Satterfield’s decision to transfer, which I think we all assumed at the time was strongly encouraged if not demanded by the coaching staff? The fact that Tepper asked, “Would you take him back if you could?” and they said, “Absolutely” … that either means the decision to leave was totally Satterfield’s or that his dismissal was based on public perception. Did the coaching staff want to keep Satterfield around but couldn’t because his name had been mentioned in the same sentence as rape and with the year they’ve had it would have been a PR nightmare? Or did Satterfield leave town because he had already been found guilty in the court of public opinion? It’s interesting …
Oh, and Dominique Douglas, the most talented of the three who apparently has yet to find a team to play for in the future, has put out another batch of photos on his Facebook site. They look somewhat suspicious. You be the judge.
Yeah … there’s got to be at least $10,000 there. That aint Pell Grant money.