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Iowa State Football Player Charged with Domestic and Sexual Abuse

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Iowa State redshirt sophomore linebacker Aidan Ralph has been charged with domestic and sexual abuse stemming from an incident that took place in December 2022.

According to criminal complaints filed, Ralph’s girlfriend came to his apartment in early morning of December 3, 2022.


An argument began after Ralph accused the victim of cheating on him. The complaint says he shoved the victim multiple times and then shoved her into a set of stairs. The impact caused a stress fracture to her spine, causing “great pain and visible swelling.” Ralph admitted to police he shoved the victim and his actions caused her injuries.

The complaint goes on to state that the victim allegedly asked Ralph to call for emergency medical services, however he refused. Additionally, the victim then removed her pants to examine the injury and relieve some of the pain. Police say Ralph then forced himself on the victim and raped her.

Despite the victim’s repeated pleas to stop and her cries of pain, he allegedly ignored her and “physically flipped [redacted] over so that she was facing away from Ralph so that he could not see her crying.” The complaint says he began raping her again. He later stopped and attempted to get the victim to perform oral sex, but she refused.

Police say they had been dating for about three years at the time of the incident.


Ralph has been with the program since 2021, when he joined the team out of De La Salle High School. During his two seasons in Ames, he has yet to see any game action.

Ralph has been indefinitely suspended from all Iowa State football activities.

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