Iowa State player’s father recorded calls with gaming commission leader over betting probe

Iowa State player’s father recorded calls with gaming commission leader over betting probe

Article brief provided by Des Moines Register
  • Tyler Jett , Des Moines Register
October 26, 2023 5:20 PM
  • Tyler Jett , Des Moines Register

In a phone conversation recorded by the father of an Iowa State football player, Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission Administrator Brian Ohorilko appeared to agree with criticism of a gambling probe against several college athletes, according to a new court motion.

According to a transcript of one of the phone calls, he said, “A lot of people don’t agree with how things were handled.”

Defense attorney Van Plumb argued in the motion Wednesday that prosecutors need to give him copies of records from the gaming commission, writing that transcripts of Ohorilko’s phone conversations indicate he has detailed knowledge of the gambling probe.