Illegal Betting Scheme: Former Iowa Basketball Player from Nebraska Is Charged

Illegal Batting Scheme

One of seven people charged with tampering with data connected to illegal betting scheme at the University of Iowa and Iowa State University is a basketball player from Nebraska.

Nebraska switch Ahron Ulis is accused of exploiting his older brother’s identity between February 20, 2021, and December 27, 2022, to place wagers through the fanDuel sportsbook. From the fall of 2020 until the spring of 2023, ulis played basketball at the University of Iowa.

In accordance with court records, ulis placed about 1,850 bets on his phone or computer, amounting to more than $34,800. He allegedly placed over 740 of those wagers before turning 21, which is Iowa’s betting age.

A minimum of over 430 bets were taken on NCAA-approved basketball and football games, whereas only one wager was made on a University of Iowa athletic event.

No matter their age, student-athletes are not permitted by NCAA rules to take part in any gambling activity that involves intercollegiate or professional athletics.

Due to the illegal betting scheme, Ulis did not travel with the Nebraska men’s basketball team, which is now in Spain.

Other athletes accused of tampering with data pertaining to reported gambling and rule infractions include:

  • 22-year-old quarterback for Iowa state, hunter Dekkers
  • 20-year-old wrestler Paniro johnson from Iowa State
  • Dodge Sauser, a 21-year-old offensive lineman for Iowa State, and Eyioma Uwazurike, a 25-year-old defensive lineman, both currently play for the Denver Broncos.
  • Aaron Blom, 21, a kicker for the iowa hawkeyes
  • baseball ex-hawkeyes from Iowa player Gehrig Christiansen, age 20

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