Jirehl Brock and three different Iowa State soccer gamers together with three present or former Iowa soccer gamers and a scholar assistant have been charged Thursday in reference to the state’s investigation into unlawful sports activities wagering on the two colleges.
A complete of 15 soccer and basketball gamers and staffers with ties to the faculties have been charged since final week within the ongoing investigation. Present athletes face a lack of eligibility for violating NCAA playing guidelines.
Brock and ISU teammates Isaiah Lee, DeShawn Hanika and Jacob Remsburg have been charged in Story County on suspicion of tampering with information to disguise that they have been underneath the authorized betting age of 21 on the time they positioned wagers. Former Iowa gamers Arland Bruce IV and Reggie Bracy, present Iowa participant Jack Johnson and scholar assistant Owen O’Brien face the identical cost in Johnson County.
Brock, the Cyclones’ main rusher final season, positioned 1,327 unlawful wagers totaling over $12,000 between February 2022 and February 2023. The bets have been made on a FanDuel account managed by him however registered underneath the title of Lindzey Paysen. Paysen’s relationship to Brock was unknown.
Brock is accused of creating bets on three Iowa State soccer video games, two wherein he performed, and 13 ISU basketball video games.
Lee, a defensive lineman, made 115 wagers totaling over $885 between September 2021 and January 2023 on FanDuel. Amongst them have been 21 wagers on seven ISU soccer video games in 2021 and 5 extra video games in 2022. He performed in every of the video games. His account was registered underneath the title of a girl described as his fiancee, Kayla Cameron.
Hanika, a good finish, made 288 wagers totaling $1,262 between March 2022 and April 2023 by means of DraftKings, with 70 of the bets on ISU basketball video games. His account was registered underneath the title of his mom, Kim Hanika.
Remsburg, an offensive lineman, made 273 wagers totaling $1,108 between Might 2022 and February 2023 by means of FanDuel. Six bets have been on ISU basketball and soccer video games. Remsburg’s account was registered underneath the title Keri Remsburg. The submitting additionally referenced a DraftKings account registered underneath the title of his mom, Keri Meis. It was unclear whether or not Keri Remsburg and Keri Meis are the identical individual.
Bruce, a receiver who began 12 of 25 video games earlier than transferring to Oklahoma State, made 132 bets totaling $4,342 with DraftKings. Amongst these have been wagers on six Iowa soccer video games in 2021 and 6 extra video games final season. Bruce performed in every of the video games. His account was registered underneath the title of Vincent Bruce, whose relationship to Arland was not listed.
Bracy, a defensive again who’s now at Troy, used the DraftKings accounted registered to Vincent Bruce to put 66 bets totaling $715 between February and November 2022. He made eight bets on Iowa sporting occasions, together with two soccer video games wherein he performed.
Johnson, a walk-on receiver, made 480 bets totaling over $2,500 with DraftKings between September 2021 and January 2023. Of the bets, about 380 totaling $1,800 have been made earlier than he was of authorized age. All have been on an account registered underneath the title of his mom, Jill Johnson.
O’Brien was a scholar assistant previous to changing into a graduate assistant in December. O’Brien made 350 wagers totaling over $3,047 with FanDuel between March 2021 and December 2022. All have been on an account registered underneath the title of his mom, Audra O’Brien.
No attorneys have been listed within the filings.
The Des Moines Register was first to report the most recent fees.
“Since changing into conscious of potential NCAA eligibility points associated to sports activities wagering by a number of of our student-athletes again in Might, Iowa State College has been actively working to handle these points with the concerned student-athletes, and that course of stays ongoing,” Iowa State senior athletics director Nick Joos stated in an announcement. “We’ll proceed to help our student-athletes as our compliance workers works with the NCAA to kind out questions surrounding their future eligibility for athletics competitors.”
Iowa spokesman Matthew Weitzel stated the college had no remark. He stated he anticipated soccer coach Kirk Ferentz to handle the difficulty on the workforce’s media day Friday.
Final week, fees have been filed towards Iowa State beginning quarterback Hunter Dekkers, ISU offensive lineman Dodge Sauser, ISU wrestler Panioro Johnson, former ISU defensive lineman Eyioma Uwazurike, former Iowa basketball participant Ahron Ulis, Iowa baseball participant Gehrig Christensen and Iowa kicker Aaron Blom.
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