Report: NCAA to hit ISU’s Jake Remsburg with half-season ban over betting breaches

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Iowa State’s Jake Remsburg will miss half of the football season owing to a NCAA ban for gambling violations, according to the Des Moines Register.

The Iowa Daily has cited a source with “direct knowledge of the situation” which claims the linesman is in line for a six-game ban as a result of bets he allegedly placed on NCAA football and basketball games, although none involved his own university.

Remsburg was absent from his side’s 30-9 victory over Northern Iowa on Saturday and will remain sidelined until the Big 12 Conference game at Cincinnati on 12 October, should the ban be upheld.

The Des Moines Register first reported the allegations surrounding Remsburg last month, with ISU running back Jirehl Brock and Cyclone football players Isaiah Lee and DeShawn Hanika also named as individuals charged with tampering records, relating to using somebody else’s wagering account to place bets.

ISU quarterback Hunter Dekkers was also previously charged for tampering with records as part of the division’s investigation.

Iowa State administrators have not confirmed the latest reports on Remsburg, but a statement from the school’s athletics media relations department stated: “Iowa State has 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.”

In total, seven current or former Iowa State football players have been charged as part of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation’s gambling probe, with only Remsburg, Dekkers and Hanika remaining on the team’s roster.