Iowa State confirms gambling violation allegations for multiple teams
In the statement, the athletic department shared that the football, wrestling, and track & field teams are all under investigation in regard to online sports wagers.A recent story from CBS42.com detailed the violations of the Cyclones’ athletics department.
Below is an excerpt from the CBS42.com story.
“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 and field in violation of NCAA rules,” the statement read, per Chris Williams of Cyclone Fanatic. “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.
The Iowa baseball team is being investigated after multiple players were suspended for a recent series against Ohio State. As many as four players were held out, per Kyle Huesmann of On3: infielder Keaton Anthony, pitcher Jacob Henderson, catcher Ben Tallman, and redshirt freshman Gehrig Christensen. The school did not go into detail regarding the reason for the suspensions, other than alluding to a “potential NCAA violation.”
Last week, the Alabama baseball program fired head coach Brad Bohannon after he was implicated in suspicious betting activity. Bohannon 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. As a result of the investigation, multiple states instructed sportsbooks to halt wagers involving the Alabama baseball program.
To read the full story from CBS42.com, click here.