Twelve Iowa Football Players Hospitalized For Mysterious Reasons

It's been a rough few months for the Iowa Hawkeyes football program, and today could be one of the most unpleasant days yet. The university announced 12 football players have been hospitalized, but isn't yet saying why. They were admitted on Monday night. There's been no word on which players have been affected.

The university's release only noted that the players are "recovering," while a staff physician was quoted as saying they are in "safe and stable condition" as of Tuesday. Some have speculated food poisoning could be the culprit, though the word on the street is that it's not.

Last month Iowa football saw a player suspended for violating team rules, watched another player arrested on drug charges, and had to announce its drug testing program may have been compromised. All that plus losing three of their last four games have made for a hard winter in Iowa City.

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