A bit of relief Wednesday in Iowa Hawkeyedom. Veteran radio analyst Ed Podolak will return to the broadcast booth in the fall.
Podolak's return had been in the works since he agreed to seek "professional treatment" in January. This came after three unflattering photos of the former Hawkeye and Kansas City Chief player and an unidentified woman attending the Outback Bowl were posted on an Iowa State message board. The photos were then posted on the Wiz.
Podolak, 61, first announced that he would retire from broadcasting before agreeing to treatment. Podolak and Hawkeye officials declined to say if the treatment was alcohol-related.
"I'm very proud of Ed," athletic director Gary Barta said.