Iowa State QB Jacob Park taking leave of absence due to unspecified ‘personal health issues’

Iowa State starting quarterback Jacob Park is taking a leave of absence for unspecified “personal health issues,” the team announced Friday night.

Park remains on the team but will be inactive beginning with Saturday’s game at No. 3 Oklahoma. The junior started Iowa State’s first four games, completing 61.7 percent of his passes for 1,181 yards with nine touchdowns and five interceptions.

Police told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the investigation is ongoing and detectives have not determined whether the alleged incidents are criminal.

Athletic director Chris May declined to comment when reached on Monday by ESPN, citing the federal student privacy law related to Title IX investigations.

Last week, Saint Louis University president Fred Pestello issued a statement, saying, “First, I want to say how deeply troubled I am by these allegations, which involve behavior that runs counter to our mission and values.

“SLU seeks to foster a safe and supportive atmosphere where students, faculty, clinicians, and staff can flourish in an inclusive environment that is free from harassment Basketball Jerseys and harm. Sexual assault, misconduct and harassment of any kind have no place at our University.”

Saint Louis opens its season Nov. 10 at home against Seattle.

Though Chayka is known as an analytics whiz, he is clearly comfortable speaking Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping hockey’s traditional language with assistant general manager Steve Sullivan. A high-scoring winger at the junior hockey level and OHL draft pick whose career ended because of a back injury, Chayka went on to co-found Stathletes, a hockey analytics company, in 2010 while earning a business degree. Stathletes’ goal was to use video analysis to create statistics that better help measure the ability and value of players — and to make those numbers more accessible. Thus, he doesn’t come across as a “stats geek” who can’t communicate with hockey lifers — the knee-jerk stereotype for younger execs who subscribe to analytics.

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