Iowa athletes sue over betting investigation

Iowa athletes sue over betting investigation

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Iowa athletes sue over betting investigation

Athletes from Iowa and Iowa State University have filed a lawsuit against the state, claiming they were deprived of their rights.

The sportsmen contend that improperly obtained warrants were used in searches and seizures during the state’s investigation into their sports betting activities, which was handled by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI).

Utilizing technology from GeoComply, the DCI was able to detect betting activity from places that were off-limits, such as jails and schools. The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission gave GeoComply permission to share this information with the DCI when they requested it.

Using this technology, a DCI agent investigated betting activity at the universities. After obtaining the names linked to the betting accounts, the agency detained and interrogated a number of athletes, including well-known players.

But since it was thought that the agent had gone beyond what was permitted for the inquiry, certain charges were dropped. Now, alleging inadequate training and supervision, the athletes are suing the DCI, the agent, and other parties.

Both charged and uncharged athletes who experienced repercussions including losing eligibility for their sports teams are parties to the action.

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