Iowa State senior defensive back Nigel Tribune has been suspended indefinitely after he was arrested Sunday for three different violations – OWI (operating while intoxicated), failure to use headlamps when required, and failure to prove security against liability.
Iowa State starting defensive back suspended and facing three charges after traffic stop.https://t.co/m3X5ClBvQd
— Chuck Carlton (@ChuckCarltonDMN) July 25, 2016
According to the Iowa State University Police Department, the incident took place at 2:52 a.m. Sunday in Ames. Tribune was pulled over when police observed his car being driven with no headlamps. Tribune was given a field sobriety test, which he failed.
“We are aware of the charges filed against Nigel and we are in the process of gathering more information,” Iowa State coach Matt Campbell said Sunday in a statement. “Nigel has been suspended indefinitely from the football team under the student-athlete code of conduct policy.”
At Big 12 media days a week ago, Campbell, in his first season at Iowa State, talked about building his program and these words are prophetic in terms of Tribune’s situation.
When you start to build a program, not just a football team, it’s getting those people to value off the field what they do on the field,” Campbell said. “I asked our kids, please, don’t compromise off the field because it will really hinder your ability to reach your full potential on the field.”
Tribune is a three-year starter but on the team’s latest depth chart, he is listed as a backup for the left corner spot behind Jomal Wiltz.