Former Iowa State athletes charged with identity theft in sports gambling investigation
AMES, Iowa (KCRG) - Two athletes now face identity theft charges connected to a state investigation into sports gambling, the Gazette reports.
Eyioma Uwazurike is a former Iowa State football player and currently plays for the Denver Broncos.
Paniro Johnson is a current Iowa State wrestler.
The new charges allege the players fraudulently used someone else’s identity to place bets and win upwards of $1,500.
This is a Class D Felony which could lead to five years in jail and a significant fine.
The players also face a records-tampering charge.
Both have pleaded not guilty.
There are separate trials scheduled for Oct. 24 in Story County.
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