Rick Hill Gambling Case Study

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The next year, Hill was arrested and indicted on drug trafficking charges not related to the point-shaving scandal. As part of his plea to avoid jail time, he implicated all known people in the point-shaving scandal. Boston College player Rick Kuhn was sentenced to ten years for his involvement. Other members of the mob were sentenced to periods ranging from 10-20 years. Turning informant, Hill’s testimonies led to fifty convictions in all. According to his book, The Lufthansa heist, Hill spent the rest of his life in hiding with a one million dollar bounty on his head from the mod.
What if the play on the court is fair, but the people refereeing the outcome are not. Fans watch games and a lot of the time do not agree with a call from an umpire. Some might yell at him to “get a pair of glasses!” Or other rants trying to express their frustration with the call. But is it the referee deliberately a making bad call, probably not. As fans, people need to believe that the individuals officiating the game are impartial. Unfortunately, due to the infestation of gambling in sports, it cannot always be a fact that the official’s intentions as we would like.
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Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy was investigated by the FBI for deliberately betting on games that he was officiating and that he thought he could manipulate the outcomes of. The FBI discovered that he bet tens of thousands of dollars and won 75 percent of the time that he was betting on a game he officiated. In an interview with 60 minutes in December 2009, he said, “Knowing the information that I had, I didn't have to do anything on the court to pick a winner. I could pick a winner 80 percent of the time just knowing what I knew an hour before the game” (Donaghy

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