Since Friday, the arrest of Harvey “Scooter” McDougle Jr. has sent shockwaves through the sports gambling community. Actually, no it hasn’t. We realize that Toledo is DIV I and all but you gotta be pretty desperate to bet on Toledo vs Akron. Still, the question is always whether it could happen at a big time program that garners big time bets.
According to the Detroit News, a man named Garry Manni gave McDougle cash, a car, valuables and trips in exchange for affecting outcomes of games. Although he was only a 4th string running back, McDougle was able to influence other players on both the football and basketball teams.
Toledo officials held a press conference today to announce that they were unsure whether others would be charged. Uh yeah… thanks for the staggering info guys.
In other news…
[Still Listen to Gangsta Music]: Another Tony Parker rap video you can’t understand
[NY Times]: Cheerleading responsible for more than half of the catastrophic injuries to female high school and college athletes
[Hockey Rants]: St. Louis blews play strip shootout
[Sydney Morning Herald]: Ian Thorpe to use the I was hammered that night defense
[Our Book of Scrap]: Something about women’s golf… we’re too distracted by Carmen Electra and Joan Jett rumors
And finally, here’s a video of a trick bowling shot. Yep, that’s right. Trick Bowling.