CEDAR FALLS —Two former University of Northern Iowa football standouts now playing in the NFL were arrested over the weekend following a ruckus outside a College Hill bar.
Cedar Falls police arrested Deiondre Clifton Hall, 22, currently a cornerback for the Chicago Bears, for public intoxication, disorderly conduct and interference, all misdemeanors.
Authorities also arrested Makinton Dorleant, 24, now a cornerback with the Green Bay Packers, for interference for allegedly hampering police efforts to detain Hall and quell the disturbance.
Both were later released from the Black Hawk County Jail, according to sheriff’s officials.
The early Sunday uproar lasted 20 to 30 minutes and included an unruly crowd, said Police Chief Jeff Olson. Officers from the Black Hawk Sheriff’s Office and UNI police were called to assist.
No serious injuries were reported, but one officer was struck with a beer glass, and a bar employee had a cut to the back of the head, Olson said.
According to Olson, Cedar Falls officers were initially called to the College Hill area shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday for a woman who had fallen and possibly lost teeth. When they arrived, officers noticed a disturbance in front of Sharky’s, 2223 College St., and discovered a bouncer was having trouble removing people from the establishment.
They assisted and attempted to detain Hall, Olson said. From there, the crowd grew and began throwing debris at police, he said. When officers at the scene failed to respond to radio checks from dispatchers, backup officers were sent.
Dorleant allegedly kept approaching officers in a threatening manner during the incident, Olson said.
Police continue to investigate the disturbance.