The former New Jersey state trooper that was linked to Rick Tocchet in the sports gambling ring has pleaded guilty to conspiracy, promoting gambling and official misconduct. By offering to help the authorities, he has reduced the maximum sentence from 25 years to 7 years. For anyone who has watched a crime drama in the past twenty years, this doesn’t bode well for Rick Tocchet as now he’s got no one to pass the buck to unless some shadowy kingpin emerges. It’s hard to believe but Rick Tocchet was the “brains” behind an operation.
In other news…
[Wicked Chops Poker]: Anna Benson is a Bitch
[MSNBC]: USOC bans Gatlin’s coach
[Sportsline]: Landis is now claiming dehydration caused high testosterone… even though he was hydrated enough to win the stage
[Kuklas Korner]: The St. Louis Blue’s shady marketing website
[Alligator Sports]: Stupid athletes on Facebook and MySpace
[Sheboygan Press]: ESPN continues its fine tradition of sports coverage