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Iowa wrestling statement on Austin DeSanto, who will not be in Parade of All-Americans and medal stand ceremonies tonight

By University of Iowa | March 20, 2021, 6:21 p.m. (ET)

Tom Brands
“Austin DeSanto will not participate in the NCAA Parade of All-Americans or medal stand ceremony Saturday night. DeSanto behaved inappropriately toward NCAA media officials while exiting the mat this afternoon and after consulting with the NCAA Wrestling Committee and our administration, we have made an institutional decision to withhold him from tonight’s activities.”

Austin DeSanto
“My behavior toward the NCAA media officials prior to the post-match interview was wrong and I owe all those involved a sincere apology. My language and behavior was inappropriate and inexcusable. I have spoken with Tom and I understand and agree with the decision.”