Three University of Iowa basketball players were enrolled in drug treatment programs last summer at a cost of more than $16,000, according to the Des Moines Sunday Register.
University officials, citing a federal statute and confidentiality policies, refused to identify the players, and Coach Tom Davis declined to comment.
The treatment took place in August and September at the Hanley Hazelden drug and alcohol treatment center in West Palm Beach, Fla., and the Hazelden Pioneer House treatment center in Plymouth, Minn.
The newspaper reported university vouchers showed a total of $10,438 was paid to the Minnesota clinic, and payments totaling $6,084 were made to the Florida clinic. The money came from a general expense fund in the Iowa athletic department, university officials said.