Kirk Ferentz reacted to the ongoing gambling investigation in Iowa, as on Thursday, several current and former players or members of the program were charged.

DB Reggie Bracy, who transferred to Troy, WR Arland Bruce IV who transferred to Oklahoma State, WR Jack Johnson, and graduate assistant Owen O’Brien have been charged with tampering with records as part of Iowa’s illegal sports wagering investigation.

Ferentz addressed the issue at Iowa’s media day on Friday, and said the one thing that can’t be compromised is the integrity of the game. And based on an NCAA survey he saw, gambling is prevalent on most campuses and Ferentz said that they’ll continue to cooperate. The coach said the Hawkeyes would handle each case individually, and that there are 2 levels to the issue, the Division of Criminal Investigation, and the NCAA rulings that relate to the football team.

“It’s become pretty apparent that sports betting is common in football in general, and athletics in general,” he said. “… As we move forward, we hope that whoever’s making decisions, they’re thoughtful, hopefully they’re making appropriate decisions and being timely would be appreciated as well.”