Iowa State Lineman Suspended to Start the Season Amid Continuing Gambling Probe
Brian Bahr/Getty Images. Pictured: Jake Remsburg #72 of Iowa State, Hunter Dekkers #12.
Iowa State Lineman Jake Remsburg has been suspended, according to the Des Moines Register, which first reported the news. The starting offensive lineman was alleged to have wagered over $1,000 on college football and basketball games, however, none of those wagers were on any Iowa State games.
This marks yet another player from Iowa State who has been accused of gambling on sports over the past few months, including, 2022 leading rusher Jirehl Brock, defensive tackle Isaiah Lee, tight end DeShawn Hanika and quarterback Hunter Dekkers. Lee and Brock are no longer with the program, while the Story County Attorney’s Office filed a criminal complaint against Dekkers.
The NCAA recently revised its gambling policy in June. Players who are found to have bet on other teams in their own sport can miss up to 50% of the season's games under the new rules. Players who bet on their own team risk losing their eligibility altogether. Based on those rules, and Remsburg’s alleged infractions, he could be ineligible to play for the first six games, which means he wouldn’t be able to return to the field until Iowa State’s Oct. 14 matchup against Cincinnati.
While Iowa State has declined to comment on any individual cases, the school said in a statement that it "received the eligibility rulings from the NCAA’s Student-Athlete Reinstatement (SAR) Committee and shared those with impacted student-athletes. As we have stated since the outset, we will not comment on any individual’s case, however we will continue to support and stand our student-athletes if they elect to appeal their SAR decision.”