All-time Hawekye Reciever Dismissed from Team

Former Iowa Hawkeye receiver Derrell Johnson Koulianos was widely considered as a potential first day draft in 2011 NFL draft, before he was charged for felony drug possession on December 7.
According to a staff writer from the Associated Press: Johnson Koulianos could face up to 7 ½ years in prison a day after Police found marijuana, cocaine, a digital scale, and more than $3,000 in cash, while raided his residence.

After the hearing, Johnson-Koulianos was released on an $8,000 bale, and was permanently dismissed from the team by Head Coach Kirk Farentz short after, according to the Daily Iowan.
Cindy Parsons, Johnson-Koulianos's landlord, told the Daily Iowan that he had lived at the residence since June 2008, and she had never noticed anything unusual.

A few weeks before the raid, Johnson-Koulianos was named first team All-Big Ten. After he finished the regular season with 46 receptions for 745 yards and 10 touchdowns, and became Iowa's all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards, according to the Associated Press.
Johnson-Koulianos, 23, was charged with keeping a "drug house" and possession of cocaine, marijuana, and prescription drugs, according to the Associated Press.
"He will be lucky to be drafted in the last round, the National Football Post's director of college scouting, Wes Bunting told the Daily Iowan. "I wouldn't invest any money in him. I could very easily see him going as an undrafted free agent
Although Johnson-Koulianos will presumably receive a second chance because of his athleticism, he will always be held on a tight leash for the rest of his career as a result.

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