Oct 6, 2012; Fort Worth, TX, USA; Iowa State Cyclones defensive end David Irving (87) celebrates a 37-23 victory against the Texas Christian Horned Frogs at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa State football: Cyclones DT David Irving arrested, charged with domestic assault

An Iowa State defensive tackle has been arrested and charged for domestic assault after an altercation with his girlfriend Wednesday afternoon.

Reports came out Thursday morning that David Irving, a junior on the defensive line, allegedly attacked his girlfriend with a pair of scissors during an argument, cutting her hair and leaving both cut and bruise marks on her body.

Bobby La Gesse of the Ames Tribune reports that the incident occurred between 2-4 p.m. on South Grand Avenue in an apartment in Ames. Here’s a more detailed description of what happened:

The victim claimed to be assaulted by the defendant, who also cut a portion of the victim’s hair, in an argument, according to the complaint and affidavit provided to the Ames Tribune by Ames police. The victim showed bruising and a cut on the side of a leg and claimed it was from the punches by the defendant. The victim was also cut on the hand, which the victim claimed was from scissors, according to the complaint and affidavit. The defendant admitted to there being an argument, but denied cutting the hair of the victim, according to the complaint and affidavit.

Irving started in the first eight games, but didn’t play in the Cyclones’ last game against the TCU Horned Frogs with health concerns. The junior tackle started the season with 14 tackles in the first five games, but only registered two tackles in his last three games, both of them coming in the game against the Kansas State Wildcats.

Irving was listed as the starter in the depth chart against the Oklahoma Sooners this Saturday.

Iowa State football is already bad enough on the field this season, and now they’ll have to deal with off the field issues. Something this team absolutely doesn’t need.

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