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The NCAA to Hand Out Six Game Ban to Iowa State Football Player

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The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is set to hand out a six-game ban to college player Jake Remsburg, who plays for the Iowa State American football team, following alleged betting breaches.

Remsburg is one of a group of Iowa State college players investigated for gambling offences, and he did not start the last game for the college. He has been found to have breached betting rules by betting on college football and basketball, although he did not wager on his own team's matches.

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 standby our student-athletes if they elect to appeal their SAR decision.

StatementSpokesperson of Iowa State Football

Multiple Iowa State Players Charged

During the course of its investigation into gambling by athletes in college sports, the NCAA has charged seven players related to the Iowa State football team.

The list of players includes quarterback Hunter Dekkers, rusher Jirehl Brock, tight end DeShawn Hanika and defensive lineman Isaiah Lee. Dekkers is accused of placing hundreds of bets online, and Lee placed multiple wagers on matches involving his own team.

Following the gambling probe, Lee has left the college program, and three of the players face permanent ineligibility for the NCAA college sports program.

Related: Minnesota Announces Concerns over College Players Sports Betting

NCAA to Educate College Players

Stakeholders in the college sports program admit they have been slow to respond to the challenges that regulated sports betting in North America raises. The betting breaches highlighted the need for new rules by the NCAA to protect sports integrity.

The industry hopes that in the future, the education programs aimed at players and staff at colleges will have an effect, and players will realize there is a zero-tolerance approach to any sports betting.

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