Cyclone Coach Meets Media In Midst Of Team Sports Gambling Allegations

Iowa State football coach, Matt Campbell, held his annual media day in Ames just a couple of days after it was revealed his starting quarterback from last year, Hunter Dekkers, is part of a sports gambling investigation.

Campbell addressed the issue early, saying he can’t comment because it’s an ongoing N-C-A-A and legal investigation.

Backup offensive lineman Dodge Sauser is also under investigation and an I-S-U spokesman says Sauser has left the team. Campbell was asked about his reaction when he heard the news Wednesday.

Campbell says there are a lot of questions remaining.

The format was changed from traditional media days as no assistant coaches were available to the media and just a few players. Campbell says that was his decision.

Campbell says the coaches and other players will be available soon. Hunter Dekkers is accused of tampering with records related to the sports gambling investigation. He has denied the charge, and is sitting out fall camp. Campbell was asked about who would replace him, and he says he has been impressed since spring with the depth of quarterbacks on the roster, and believes one of them will step up.

Iowa State opens the football season at home against Northern Iowa on September 2nd.



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