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Iowa State DL Isaiah Lee Leaves Program Amid Betting Scandal

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The Iowa State Cyclones are losing another player in the middle of an ongoing betting scandal with senior defensive lineman Isaiah Lee leaving the program.

According to a report from CycloneFanatic, Isaiah Lee was one of the players charged by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation after allegedly placed a wager on Iowa State to lose to Texas back in 2021.


Lee recorded 55 total tackles in his career with Iowa State as well as one-and-a-half sacks. With a depleted defense following departures due to both the ongoing sports betting scandal, and to the NFL Draft, the Cyclones head into 2023 with a defensive unit missing multiple key players from previous years.

The Illinois native was listed as a three-star prospect in the class of 2018 by the 247Sports index, checking in as 67th-ranked DL in the country, and as the 18th-ranked player in the state of Illinois.

While this offseason has added a new shade of bleak to Ames, the Cyclones will have to find a way to shake things up in the fall. Iowa State is coming off of its worst season to date under head coach Matt Campbell, and with a new season ahead, they look to bounce back against UNI on September 2nd.

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