AMES, Iowa — Iowa State quarterback Hunter Dekkers has been accused of playing on Cyclones sports activities, together with a soccer sport, and was charged Tuesday with tampering with information associated to an Iowa Legal Division investigation into sports activities playing.
The legal grievance stated Dekkers positioned 366 on-line bets price greater than $2,799. In response to paperwork, these bets included 26 Iowa State athletic occasions and a 2021 soccer sport towards Oklahoma State when Dekkers was a backup. He didn’t play within the sport.
The Des Moines Register was first to report the cost towards Dekkers.
The newspaper additionally reported, per courtroom paperwork, that two different present Cyclone athletes have been charged with tampering with information — offensive lineman Dodge Sauser and Paniro Johnson, a sophomore who was a Large 12 champion in wrestling.
As well as, per the Register, ex-Iowa State defensive lineman Enyi Uwazurike allegedly positioned wagers on two Iowa State video games whereas on the college in 2021, and is claimed to have additionally tampered with information. Uwazurike was a fourth-round choose of the Denver Broncos in 2022 who final month was suspended indefinitely for violating the NFL’s coverage on playing. The league stated he guess on NFL video games through the 2022 season.
Paperwork stated Dekkers participated in a scheme together with his mother and father, Scott Dekkers and Jami Dekkers, to hide his on-line playing and made it seem that bets positioned by Hunter Dekkers have been made by Jami Dekkers.
The 22-year-old Dekkers began all 12 of Iowa State’s video games final season. He might face lack of eligibility beneath NCAA tips towards athletes from wagering on their very own video games or different sports activities at their very own colleges.
“We’re within the technique of gathering info and may have no additional remark presently,” Iowa State senior affiliate athletic director Nick Joos stated in a press release.
All 4 are set to look in courtroom on Aug. 16. There was no lawyer for Dekkers or the others listed on the complaints.
Data from The Related Press was used on this report.