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Asecond round of charges arrived Thursday in the sports-betting investigation affecting Iowa and Iowa State athletics, with the spotlight again on both football programs.
Eight more charges of tampering with records as part of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation’s gambling probe have been filed. Four came in Story County against current Iowa State football players. Four more came in Johnson County against one current player, two former players and a current student assistant.
Headlining the list are current Cyclones running back Jirehl Brock and former Iowa wide receiver Arland Bruce IV. Others charged were Iowa State players Isaiah Lee, DeShawn Hanika and Jacob Remsburg, Iowa walk-on wide receiver Jack Johnson and Hawkeyes student assistant Owen O’Brien.
All of the athletes were charged with tampering with records in an attempt to disguise their identities while placing sports wagers. All are accused of manipulating transactions to create the appearance their bets were placed by other people. Athletes who place bets on their own teams or on their schools’ sporting events face permanent ineligibility, according to NCAA rules.
Iowa State junior defensive tackle Isaiah Lee hits TCU quarterback Max Duggan in the fourth quarter on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames.© Bryon Houlgrave/The Register
Pair Thursday’s news with last week’s criminal complaints and 15 charges have now been filed in this sports-betting investigation. Here’s what we know about the latest developments.
How much did each Iowa State athlete allegedly bet, and what did they bet on, according to the complaints?
Brock is alleged to have placed a total of 1,327 wagers for over $12,050, according to court records. Brock is alleged to have placed wagers on four Iowa State football games while a member of the team. It is also alleged that he bet 13 times on Iowa State basketball, according to the criminal complaint.
Lee, a defensive tackle, is accused of placing 26 wagers on 12 Iowa State football games, including a bet on Texas to beat the Cyclones in 2021. He is accused of placing a total of 115 bets for over $885, according to court records.
Hanika, a tight end, is accused of placing 70 bets on Iowa State basketball, according to the complaint. In total, Hanika is alleged to have placed 288 wagers for over $1,262.
Remsburg, an offensive lineman, is accused of placing a total of 273 wagers for a total of over $1,108, according to authorities. Six of those alleged wagers were on NCAA basketball and football games, though none are alleged to have involved Iowa State, according to court records.
How much did each Iowa athlete allegedly bet, and what did they bet on, according to the complaints?
Bruce allegedly placed bets on 11 Iowa games in which he participated over two seasons. Bruce allegedly used a DraftKings account under the name Vincent Bruce to place bets before he turned 21, the legal gambling age in Iowa. Bruce completed 132 sports wagers totaling $4,342, according to the complaint.
Bracy placed bets on two Iowa football games, according to the criminal complaint. Bracy allegedly used the Vincent Bruce account to place bets before Bracy turned 21. Bracy allegedly placed 66 wagers totaling $715 while he was underage.
Bruce transferred to Oklahoma State, and Bracy transferred to Troy after the 2022 season.
Johnson, a West Des Moines Valley alum, played in five games last season for the Hawkeyes. He is accused of placing four wagers on Iowa football games. According to the criminal complaint, Johnson “engaged in a scheme” with his mother, Jill Johnson, to disguise his identity and allow him to place bets before turning 21. Johnson allegedly placed 380 wagers totaling more than $1,800 before he turned 21.
O’Brien is accused of placing three wagers on Iowa football games last season when he was a member of the football staff, according to the criminal complaint. He allegedly placed 350 wagers totaling $3,047 before turning 21.
Who of the accused Iowa State football players allegedly bet on games they played in, according to the complaint?
Of the four Iowa State football games Brock allegedly bet on, he played in two of them (2022 against Iowa and Kansas State). Brock had 27 carries for 100 yards against the Hawkeyes in a 10-7 win. He had 13 carries for 33 yards against the Wildcats in a 10-9 loss.
Lee’s allegations are the most serious. Along with allegedly placing 26 wagers on 12 Iowa State football games, the defensive tackle played in the 2021 Texas game where he’s accused of betting on the Longhorns to win. He had one tackle in the Cyclones’ 30-7 win.
Hanika allegedly bet only on Iowa State basketball, not football. Remsburg bet on NCAA basketball and football games, but not on Iowa State, according to the complaint.
Who of the accused Iowa football players allegedly bet on games they played in, according to the complaint?
Bruce allegedly placed bets on 11 football games in which he played in during the 2021 and 2022 seasons.
Bracy played in both the Iowa football games he allegedly bet on according to the criminal complaint — 2022 contests against South Dakota State and Michigan — but recorded no stats. Johnson did not play in any of the four Iowa football games he is accused of betting on.
The NCAA recently updated its gambling guidelines. How do they affect the current Cyclones and Hawkeyes involved?
While the NCAA did loosen its regulations to some degree — primarily in cases involving betting on professional sports — it still has a strict policy against athletes betting on their sport or school. Here is what the NCAA says for wagering-related violations reported on or after May 2.
- Athletes engaging in activities to influence the outcomes of their own games or knowingly providing information to individuals involved in sports betting activities will potentially face permanent loss of collegiate eligibility in all sports. This also applies to student-athletes who wager on their own games or on other sports at their own schools.
- If an athlete wagers on their own sport at another school, sports wagering education will be required as a condition of reinstatement, and the loss of 50% of one season of eligibility will be considered.
Everyone charged but Remsburg would fall into the first category if the accusations are proven. Remsburg’s alleged bets would place him in the second category.