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Jamie Pollard Release Statement on Gambling Investigation

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Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard released a statement regarding the gambling allegations levied against the program.

On Tuesday, Iowa State quarterback Hunter Dekkers was officially accused of tampering with records related to the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation as Dekkers allegedly placed bets on the Iowa State Cyclones.

Reports state that a DraftKings account connected to Hunter Dekkers placed 366 bets worth more than $2,799.

Pollard’s statement was the first made by the athletic department since the accusation was reported.

“Ever since becoming aware of potential NCAA eligibility issues related to sports wagering by several of our student athletes in May, Iowa State University has been actively working to address these issues with the involved student athletes. This process is ongoing and will take time before being completely resolved.

“Iowa State cannot comment on any student athlete’s circumstance or eligibility status. We will however continue to support our student athletes, as our compliance staff works with the NCAA to sort out questions surrounding their future eligibility for intercollegiate athletics competition.

“Iowa State Athletics educates its student athletes, coaches and staff on NCAA rules and state of Iowa law surrounding sports wagering and will continue to emphasize the importance of understanding and adhering to these regulations moving forward.”

Dekkers started all of the Cyclones’ games last season and totaled 302 completions, 3,044 passing yards, 19 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.

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