So, former Iowa Hawkeye and Kansas City Chief Ed Podolak is in a spot of trouble with the university regarding his position as one of their radio announcers. The Wiz of Odds found pictures of him earlier this week boozing it up in Tampa for the Outback Bowl, and they involved looking down a lady’s shirt.
Now, Iowa AD Gary Barta is not amused, according to the Des Moines Register:
“I have had a chance to see them and I am deeply disappointed,” Barta said in a prepared statement. “The pictures do not represent the image and expectations of the University of Iowa.”
Barta said athletes, coaches and athletic department representatives understand the importance of maintaining a good image.”We work hard to make sure our student-athletes, coaches and staff understand what we expect of them,” Barta said. “Clearly, we hold them to a high standard. It is important we hold everyone representing the Hawkeyes to a similar standard.”
Podolak has been in trouble over alcohol previously, getting arrested with a 0.23 BAC after Iowa City police found him asleep on the campus grounds — and apparently another booze incident would be enough to get him fired. For his part, Podolak was embarrassed at his behavior and the photos.
I think he would have been okay if not for the hand-kissing and the shirt peek photo. When media members go out, they’re usually very careful to not get completely blotto and/or be caught in anything too revealing photo-wise.