Sims suspended from team

Chelsea Davis

David Sims has been suspended from the Iowa State football team after he was charged Tuesday with unauthorized use of a credit card.

“I have met with David about this incident and related my deep disappointment in his actions, which are not representative of a member of our football program,” said coach Paul Rhoads in a statement. “I have informed him he will face disciplinary action, which will be handled internally in the athletics department and within our football program. In addition, he has been relieved of his position as a co-captain on our football team.”

Sims is scheduled to appear for pre-trial hearings at 3 p.m. Monday at the Story County Justice Center. Story County attorney Stephen Holmes will be prosecuting the case and Matthew Boles is the defense attorney.

Veronica Gonzalez, of Des Moines, reported her credit card was stolen Saturday and used at several Ames businesses.

Sims, senior defensive back, was named 2009 Big 12 Defensive Newcomer of the Year last fall.  

Sims had his career high with nine tackles at Missouri, and had five interceptions at the Insight Bowl.