Four freshmen suspended indefinitely from Iowa State football

The following is a press release from Iowa State Athletic Communications.

“Four freshmen – Tayvonn Kyle, Jaeveyon Morton, Joseph Scates and Dallas Taylor-Cortez – have been suspended indefinitely from our football team for multiple incidents of poor choices and behavior. We have worked diligently to develop a culture of accountability in our program and these young men have failed to live up to those expectations.

The players will not have any involvement with team activities nor access to our facilities while suspended. They will, however, have access to our academic facilities with the accompanying expectations of any student-athlete in our program.

I would emphasize that these suspensions are not related to any one incident but rather a pattern of conduct that will not be tolerated within our Iowa State football program.”

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.