September 5, 2023 2 min read


Iowa State Football Star Suspended for NCAA Gambling Violations

Jake Remsburg becomes the fifth projected starter on the team to miss significant playing time in the wake of the ongoing betting scandal that has rocked the Cyclones and their rivals at the University of Iowa

Iowa State‘s football program is once again under the spotlight as starting offensive lineman Jake Remsburg faces a six-game suspension by the NCAA due to alleged gambling violations. 

Betting Allegations and Player Suspensions Shake Iowa State Football

Remsburg, alongside teammates Isaiah Lee, DeShawn Hanika, and Jirehl Brock, was charged last month in Story County for suspected tampering with records to conceal their underage betting activities. Brock and Lee have since parted ways with the team, leaving a significant void in the Cyclones’ lineup.

Quarterback Hunter Dekkers also finds himself embroiled in the controversy, accused of gambling on Iowa State sporting events, including football games. Like Hanika, Dekkers remains on the roster but was notably absent during the summer training camp.

Remsburg’s alleged infractions involve betting on college football and basketball games, though none of them reportedly implicated Iowa State directly, reported the Des Moines Register. It is believed that none of his wagers were associated with games featuring his own team.

University officials have refrained from commenting directly on Remsburg’s suspension, instead issuing a statement confirming their commitment to supporting student-athletes during the appeal process. 

In a broader context, a total of 15 football and basketball players and staff members with ties to Iowa State and the University of Iowa faced charges in last month’s extensive investigation. This group includes former Iowa players Arland Bruce IV and Reggie Bracy, current Iowa player Jack Johnson, and student assistant Owen O’Brien.

Court documents revealed that Remsburg’s account was registered under the name Keri Remsburg, with reference to a DraftKings account under the name of his mother, Keri Meis.

Jirehl Brock, the Cyclones’ leading rusher from the previous season, is accused of placing an astounding 1,327 illegal wagers, totaling over $12,000, between February 2022 and February 2023. Meanwhile, Dekkers faces allegations of placing 366 online bets, amounting to more than $2,799.

Eyioma Uwazurike, a former Cyclones defensive lineman drafted by the Denver Broncos in 2022, has also found himself entangled in the Iowa Criminal Division’s investigation. The NFL suspended him indefinitely for betting on Broncos games during his rookie season.

As the Cyclones prepare for the upcoming season opener against Northern Iowa, the team will have to navigate these challenges without several key players, leaving fans and analysts wondering about the potential impact on their performance.


Silvia has dabbled in all sorts of writing – from content writing for social media to movie scripts. She has a Bachelor's in Screenwriting and experience in marketing and producing documentary films. With her background as a customer support agent within the gambling industry, she brings valuable insight to the Gambling News writers’ team.

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