Iowa cornerback Micah Hyde says he made a stupid mistake and let a lot of people down after being arrested in Iowa City last weekend.
Hyde apologized to his family, coaches and teammates on Tuesday in his first public comments since being arrested for public intoxication last Saturday.
Coach Kirk Ferentz has removed Hyde as a team captain.
He also tightened the team's curfew after Hyde and reserves Ray Hamilton and Drew Clark were arrested in separate alcohol-related incidents.
Ferentz says he didn't suspend any of those players for Saturday's game at Michigan State largely because of their positive behavior prior to last weekend.
"Since I've been here, I've tried to lead the team in the right direction," Hyde told reporters Monday. "This year, being my senior year, I wanted to have the captain name under my belt, but, it's unfortunate and I'm going to learn from it."
"In Micah's case, Micah might have jaywalked three years here, three and half years here that I'm unaware of. We haven't a had a better guy come through here," Ferentz said. "He had a bad weekend, there's no question about that. And he feels terrible about that."
Kick-off between the Hawkeyes and Spartans is scheduled for 11 a.m. and the game can be seen on ESPN.
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