Aidan Ralph was arrested on charges of sexual assault on his girlfriend while she lay immobile after he shoved her so hard into stairs in his home that she fractured her spine. Following his arrest, Ralph has been dismissed from the team and he is scheduled to appear in court for a hearing on May 15. He could face up to 12 years in prison if convicted.
Aidan Ralph is a 20-year-old redshirt sophomore from Chicago. He is 6'2" tall & 220 pounds, according to the football team's website roster. He was a squad member last season but he has not seen game action for the Cyclones. He joined the team out of De La Salle High School in Chicago in 2021. He didn't see any game action in two seasons in Ames and was never listed on the team's depth chart.
When a student-athlete is placed on redshirt status, he or she remains a member of their team but does not play in order to maintain their four years of playing eligibility under the National Collegiate Athletic Association's rules for Division I and Division II sports.
The Chicago native is accused of r*ping his girlfriend after seriously injuring her and ignoring her medical aid requests. As a result, fans are curious to learn more about his girlfriend. Follow this article to learn everything there is to know about Aidan Ralph's girlfriend.
Aidan Ralph’s Girlfriend’s Name Is Still Under Wraps: He Is Accused of R*ping and Breaking Her Girlfriend’s Spine
Aidan Ralph's girlfriend's name is still under wraps. There is no indication of his love life because he is not active on social media. According to sources, he had been in a relationship with his girlfriend for three years whose identity is yet to be revealed. Looking at the complaint letter, the authorities have not mentioned Ralph's girlfriend's name.
That being said, he is accused of shoving his three-year-old girlfriend down the stairs, causing a stress fracture in her spine. Aidan Ralph then allegedly sexually assaulted her. He faces a 10-year prison sentence for third-degree sexual assault, a class C felony in Iowa, and domestic abuse assault causing injury, a serious misdemeanor.
Iowa State has dismissed the linebacker from the team following his arrest. A Cyclone fanatic intern named Jared Stansbury tweeted on Friday, May 5 about Ralph's dismissal from the Iowa State football team.
As the news was revealed, one person tweeted,
Take Aidan Ralph off your team website!
A second person tweeted,
Yeah no kidding.
A third person wrote,
This is one sick individual. Oh and all r***s are violent and wrong. Give him the max sentence without parole.
This other person wrote,
If the actions in the affidavit filed in the Aidan Ralph case are proven true, he should get the death penalty. Full stop.
The 6'2" football player remained in custody at the Story County Jail in Nevada, Iowa, until posting his $11,000 bail. If convicted, Ralph could face up to 12 years in prison. He remains under a noncontact order issued following the incident in addition to the charges reportedly filed in Story County.
The assault occurred after Aidan Ralph and his girlfriend argued after she arrived at his residence at his request around 1:30 a.m. on December 3, 2022, according to the criminal complaint. From there, Ralph assaulted her as she checked her injuries and ignored her requests for medical attention. He is scheduled to appear in court for a hearing on May 15.
Iowa State Athletics Issues a Statement in Response to Allegations of Sports Betting Involving 15 Student-Athletes
Iowa State's 15 student-athletes have been found to be entangled in allegations involving online sports gambling. The school's athletics program has discovered them to be in violation of NCAA rules and guidelines. The Cyclone student-athlete's involvement has not been identified, but the university issued a statement on the matter just hours after the Iowa Hawkeyes baseball team learned that the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission was looking into them.
Iowa State University and its Department of Intercollegiate Athletics are aware of NCAA rule violations involving approximately 15 of our active student-athletes from football, wrestling, and track and field. The university has informed the NCAA and will take the necessary steps to resolve these issues. These two instances of sports betting are not isolated offenses. A recent flood of NCAA rule violations involving college athletics has resulted in the dismissal of both athletes and coaches from their respective programs.
The most high-profile occurred after the Alabama baseball team fired head coach Brad Bohannon in connection with a betting scandal involving two suspicious bets placed on a baseball game between LSU and Alabama at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati's Sportsbook. These sports betting scandals have rocked not only college sports but also the professional level. Five NFL players were fined for betting on games, some on the NFL, and for violating league gambling policies. Several players were removed from the roster, and some were suspended for up to a full calendar year. It's impossible to predict where the next allegations will come from.