Railey arrested, charged with disorderly conduct

Iowa State Mens Basketball freshman center Jordan Railey. From Iowa State Athletic Department.

Iowa State Men’s Basketball freshman center Jordan Railey. From Iowa State Athletic Department.

Chris Cuellar

Cyclone freshman center Jordan Railey was arrested early Thursday morning on Welch Ave. and charged with disorderly conduct.

In the 300 block of Welch Ave., near Stomping Grounds and residencies, Railey reportedly became involved in a fight with another male and took a swing.

Ames Police Commander Jim Robinson said this is when officers tried to break them up.

“The officers tried to break them up, and [Railey] walked away from the officer, the officer grabbed his arm, he pulled away and continued walking away,” Robinson said. “At that point he was placed under arrest for disorderly.”

Engaging the other male in the fight was the reason for the charge. Railey was not charged with public intoxication and the other male’s name was not included on the affadavit.

This is Railey’s second arrest of 2011, as the freshman was involved in a single car accident in Boone County on Jan. 1, and was charged with operating while intoxicated a month later. He was suspended for two games following the incident.

The 6-foot-11, 19-year-old saw action in 25 games last season, averaging 2.0 points and 1.5 rebounds per contest. In Big 12 play his minutes slightly increased while his statistics dropped to 1.8 and 1.1 rebounds per game.

Railey was not suspended any extra games once he was charged with OWI during the Big 12 season, as the team felt his punishment had been served.

Recently, the Cyclone football team allowed the return of Matt Tau’fo’ou and Ricky Howard to the depth chart and practice despite OWI charges and other past arrests.