We were all excited when Kaleb Brown joined the Ohio State Buckeyes back in 2022. Coming out of St. Rita High School in Chicago, he was a top prospect, ranked No. 78 nationally and No. 13 as a wide receiver. He had a bright future ahead of him with the Buckeyes. However, Brown transferred to Iowa in the spring of 2023, and while he became a star for the Hawkeyes, his recent actions have caused concern.

On Sunday morning, Kaleb Brown got into serious trouble with the law in Iowa City. According to 247Sports, he was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (OWI) and possessing a fake ID. This all started when he was seen backing his car onto a lawn near his apartment and spinning his tires. When the police arrived, they saw that Brown’s car had heavy damage, with one front wheel turned sideways. Brown showed signs of being drunk, with bloodshot, watery eyes, slurred speech, poor balance, and a strong smell of alcohol. He refused to take sobriety tests, which didn’t help his case.

This news is a big blow for Iowa, as Brown was their top returning wide receiver and was expected to play a key role in their offense. Last season, after a slow start, he really picked up his game in the last six matches. He recorded 22 catches for 215 yards and one touchdown. He also made significant contributions in important games, like the Big Ten Championship against Michigan and the Citrus Bowl against Tennessee.

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz usually suspends players for one game if they are arrested for OWI. So, it looks like Brown might miss at least one game next season. As a former Buckeye, it’s disappointing to see him go through this. We hoped he would succeed, even after transferring to Iowa.

Kaleb Brown’s journey took a surprising turn when he left Ohio State, where he had so much potential. Now, he needs to work through this tough situation and hopefully get back on track. We wish him the best, even though he’s no longer playing for the Buckeyes.