Multiple investigations are underway regarding active student-athletes in a major gambling probe.
The Iowa State athletic department issued a statement the same day that reports surfaced about the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission opening an investigation into the University of Iowa baseball team, claiming that it had been informed of allegations against members of the school’s football, wrestling, and track and field teams regarding online sports wagers that were against NCAA regulations.
Iowa State Athletics released the following statement regarding some of its student-athletes:
“Iowa State University and its Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is aware of online sports wagering allegations involving approximately 15 of our active student-athletes from the sports of football, wrestling, and track & field in violation of NCAA rules. The university has notified the NCAA and will take the appropriate actions to resolve these issues.”
The school declined to disclose any additional details, or the nature of the NCAA rules violations.
Iowa released a statement last Friday saying it had “withheld some student-athletes from competition” due to “a potential NCAA violation.” The Iowa baseball team is being investigated after multiple players were suspended for a recent series against Ohio State.
“There is an ongoing investigation into these matters and we are unable to comment further at this time,” the Iowa Gaming Commission said in a statement. “The Commission takes the integrity of gaming in the state seriously and is continuing to monitor the situation and will provide any additional information when able.”
Just last week, the Alabama baseball program fired head coach Brad Bohannon after he was implicated in suspicious betting activity.
He was reportedly on the phone with an Ohio bettor while he made the decision to scratch star pitcher Luke Holman in a game against LSU.
The investigation has led to multiple states instructing sportsbooks to halt wagers involving the Alabama baseball program.
The 2022 season was a nightmare for Matt Campbell and Iowa State football. The Cyclones finished just 4-8 and had one conference win.
Before that, the program had finished above .500 for five straight seasons.
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