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UI football players plead guilty to public intox

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) - Two Iowa football players charged with public intoxication have pleaded guilty.

Online court records show James Ferentz and Zach Derby pleaded guilty Friday.

Ferentz, Derby and a third player, Tyler Christensen, were arrested by University of Iowa police on April 6.

Police say Derby and Christensen tried to pick a fight with an off-duty officer around 2 a.m. and were arrested. Christensen pleaded guilty later that day.

Police say Ferentz came out of a parking lot while officers were speaking with Derby and Christensen and was loud, had watery eyes and smelled of alcohol.

Ferentz is the son of Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz. The coach suspended all three players. He hasn't said how long those suspensions will last.

Online Executive Producer Nate Leding

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