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Tongamoa suspended following OWI arrest

Iowa State has suspended defensive lineman Kamilo Tongamoa following his arrest over the weekend for operating while intoxicated, according to a report by the Des Moines Register’s Tommy Birch.

In addition to OWI-first offense, Tongamoa was charged with striking an unattended vehicle, failure to have a valid license and for not having insurance. His suspension is due to being in violation of the Student-Athlete Code of Conduct.

Tongamoa appeared in four games for Iowa State last season, recording one tackle. The 6-foot-5, 295-pound defensive tackle entered the season with high expectations after arriving in Ames from Merced Community College in California, but played sparingly after arriving in August.

Jared Stansbury


Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.

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