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Monday, April 02, 2007

If a tree falls in the forest...

Last Friday, federal authorities charged a University of Toledo football player in connection with a point-shaving scheme.

The player, "Scooter" McDougle Jr., allegedly recruited other players for the scheme which was orchestrated by a Sterling Heights, Michigan man identified only as the single-named "Gary."

According to the complaint, ol' "Gar" invited the athletes to gamble and dine at Greektown Casino in Detroit. One player was offered $10,000 to sit out a football game, while others received cash, groceries, merchandise and other gifts.

"Scooter," a 22 year old senior, told FBI investigators he received a car, telephone and other items of value from "Gary." But "Scooter" claims he never changed the way he played to affect the outcome of games (nor outed CIA agent Valerie Plame to Robert Novak).

I guess my big question after reading this story was, uh, if somebody was shaving points at Toledo, how on earth could you tell? I mean, you say point shaving, I say typical crappy Toledo play.


god of the whoppers said...

hey! you can't tell anything since "god"kowski left. we took care of kansas (i think we should have had a sumo match between the coaches) in overtime. we may have let eastern mich win on a botched two point conversion play, but...what am i saying? i play snare on the drumline. i got more time on the field in 3 games than scooter got all season. since he didn't play last season, i never heard of him until he came in late in the season. personally our extra point kicker (name currentl escapes me) had a better season than our scooter did. at least he got caught, whne is lebron's mom going to stop recieving welfare?
see you at court scooter!

Mike P. said...

Just another fine example of folks from Michigan and Ohio working together.

GoBlue43 said...

Yeah parmele and davis are all we need anyway. Scooter hasn't seen any time since he tore up his knee. Still he's an idiot.