Jirehl Brock, Iowa State University's leading rusher from last season, has voluntarily left the football program, becoming the second Cyclone in less than two weeks to leave amid an investigation into their gambling activity.
As reported by the Associated Press, Brock was among five projected football starters to be charged this month with tampering with records for allegedly attempting to disguise his identity on a mobile sports betting account.
Defensive lineman Isaiah Lee left the team last week.
Quarterback Hunter Dekkers, offensive lineman Jacob Remsburg and tight end DeShawn Hanika remain on the roster.
Brock placed 1,327 illegal wagers totaling over $12,000 between February 2022 and February 2023, according to a criminal complaint cited by the AP. The bets were made on a FanDuel account controlled by him but registered under another name, the complaint said.
Brock is accused of making bets on three Iowa State football games, two in which he played, and 13 ISU basketball games.
The tampering charge is an aggravated misdemeanor and punishable by up to two years in prison and fines, according to the AP report, which adds that players also could lose all of their remaining eligibility under NCAA rules.
The Des Moines Register first reported Brock’s departure.
A new charge for tampering with records was filed Friday against Iowa men’s basketball student manager Evan Schuster. He is suspected of having a FanDuel sportsbook account under the name of Anthony Schuster, his father, and using it to place more than 2,000 bets totaling over $15,800.
Most of those were placed before he was the legal betting age of 21, and nine were on Iowa basketball games while he was a student manager.