Controversial former University of Iowa receiver Derrell Johnson-Koulianos apparently was released by the Iowa Barnstormers just a few days after making his arena football debut with the team Saturday at the i wireless Center in Moline.

Barnstormers general manager John Pettit told WHO-TV in Des Moines that the team had placed DJK on assignment. He added that it was strictly a football decision, that Johnson-Koulianos had not been a problem from a behavioral or disciplinary standpoint.

Johnson-Koulianos, who caught three passes for 29 yards and a touchdown Saturday against the Chicago Rush, finished his college career as Iowa’s career leader in receptions and receiving yards. He was arrested on multiple drug charges following the 2010 season and was dismissed from the Hawkeyes.

He signed a contract last fall with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League and is expected to rejoin them next season.

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