Iowa defensive end Adrian Clayborn looks to enter a guilty plea in his assault case at a hearing next month, according to reports out of Iowa City .

Clayborn started all 13 games at defensive end for the Hawkeyes, including the Orange Bowl, where he was named Orange Bowl MVP.

He was arrested in March 2009 and charged with assault causing bodily injury for allegedly punching a cab driver in the face (emphasis on allegedly ). The charge, a serious misdemeanor, is punishable by up to one year in prison and a $1,875 fine.

It is likely that the Iowa senior will plead guilty to a lesser charge, but his attorney Matthew Petrzelka has yet to release a formal statement.

According to the criminal complaint on file, Clayborn was in traffic during the early morning hours of Jan. 18, 2009, when a...

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