Iowa transfer WR Martin in limbo as season approaches

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Iowa fans spent years hoping to see native son Oliver Martin catching passes for the Hawkeyes.

They’ll get their wish – but no seems to know if Martin’s playing career at Iowa will start in three weeks or 13 months.

Martin, a former Iowa City West High star who spurned the Hawkeyes for Michigan in 2017, abruptly announced that he was coming home in June. Martin has since applied for a waiver that would allow him to play this fall, but there has yet to be a final ruling on his case.

Iowa opens play Aug. 31 against Miami (Ohio). Martin said he and his family, who’ve hired a lawyer to help plead their case, expect to hear whether or not he can play in 2019 within “a week or two.”

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