Iowa State starting RB Jirehl Brock among latest college football players charged in gambling probe

Seven more college football players, including Iowa State starting running back Jirehl Brock, were charged with tampering of records in the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation’s probe into sports wagering at in-state universities. Iowa State defensive lineman Isaiah Lee, tight end DeShawn Hanika and offensive lineman Jacob Remsburg — all starters in 2022 — were charged along with Brock, according to court records. 

Additionally, three players who currently or previously played for Iowa allegedly bet on football games in which they were involved. Hawkeyes wide receiver Jack Johnson and two former Iowa players — Oklahoma State wide receiver Arland Bruce IV and Troy defensive back Reggie Bracy — were charged, along with Hawkeyes graduate assistant Owen O’Brien in Johnson County, Iowa.

Brock allegedly bet on two Cyclones football games during the 2022 season; Lee allegedly bet on one Iowa State football game in 2021. The trio of current and former Iowa players were all accused of wagering on Hawkeyes football games while part of the team. Bruce and Bracy both transferred after the 2022 season. 

With Brock now at the center of the state’s gambling probe, the Cyclones are at risk of being without two players expected to provide significant firepower on offense in 2023. Incumbent quarterback Hunter Dekkers was among seven current and former athletes also hit with “tampering with records” for allegedly betting on their own schools while concealing their identities. According to a criminal complaint, Dekkers is accused of betting on more than two dozen Iowa State events, including Cyclones football. 

The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission announced earlier in August there is no evidence to suggest the integrity of competition…


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