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    Former Toledo player charged with point-shaving

    TOLEDO, Ohio -- A former University of Toledo basketball player has been charged with fixing games, according to a federal indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Detroit.

    Sammy Villegas, who played for four years at Toledo, is accused of shaving points in games during the 2004-05 and 2005-06 seasons.

    Villegas, a guard who finished his career in 2006, also paid money to another player who took part in the point-shaving scheme, prosecutors said.

    The other player was not charged or named in the indictment, which was filed June 30.

    Villegas was charged with conspiracy to influence sports contests by bribery and received money and other gifts in exchange for fixing games, prosecutors said.

    Prosecutors also didn't name who paid the players. Villegas traveled to Michigan several times to meet with another participant in the scheme, the indictment said.

    He intentionally missed two free throws in a game against Central State in 2006, the indictment said.

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    This school has been infested with gambling problems these past few years.

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    These fcuks are dumb. Why don't they play harder to cover the spread instead of trying to shave points? Noone will accuse you of covering the spread.
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    Wow I definitely remember betting the MAC those seasons, and thinking something was up with Toledo. Not necessarily that they were shaving points, but that they were peculiarly "underachievers", especially when it came to covering games.

    I remember shying away from Toledo games entirely later on with that gang.

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    Love to hear ShamsWoof's opinion about this..

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    The MAC and game fixing...they go together like peanut butter and jelly.

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    I believe there was an investigation of the football team as well. One of the people they interviewed was Tampa Bay QB Bruce Gradkowski.

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    Gradkowski was indeed under investigation.

    I remember some crazy stuff during those Wednesday and Thursday night games. Sons o'bitches.

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    I don't mess around with college sports.Shady shit goes on

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    Quote Originally Posted by pat venditto View Post
    I don't mess around with college sports.Shady shit goes on
    but the NBA is legit

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiGuy23 View Post
    but the NBA is legit

    ha!

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    toledo vs. Central State

    Thats a hard one to figure.
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