Iowa LT Alaric Jackson, DT Cedrick Lattimore suspended for opener

Feb 3, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Renaissance High Schools offensive tackle Alaric Jackson signed a letter of intent to play football for the Iowa Hawkeyes at the University of IowaPhoto: Kirthmon F. Dozier-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa left tackle Alaric Jackson and defensive tackle Cedrick Lattimore were suspended for the team’s season opener.

Iowa left tackle Alaric Jackson and defensive tackle Cedrick Lattimore were suspended for the team’s season opener against Northern Illinois, the school announced Wednesday.

Jackson and Lattimore were suspended for an unspecified violation of team rules. The two will join starting defensive lineman Brady Reiff and starting offensive lineman Tristan Wirfs, who were suspended for the Sept. 1 opener because of alcohol-related violations during the summer.

Jackson started all 12 regular-season games at left tackle last season, but was suspended for the team’s Pinstripe Bowl appearance for unspecified violations of team rules. He earned first-team freshman All-America honors from the Football Writers Association of America.

Lattimore, who is a junior, recorded 15 tackles last season.

“As a coach one of the most important decisions is to hold student-athletes accountable,” Ferentz said in a statement. “It is painful for the players and the team to impose a suspension, but we have high standards and there is an expectation all players abide by our rules.”

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