Tuesday, November 6, 2012

People in Florida bet on children

I just watched an episode of "Outside the Lines" on espn.  The topic was a football gambling scandal in South Florida.  Youth football.  Kids 5-15 years old.  Here's a link to the story.  It's insane.  Allegedly some games had tens of thousands of dollars riding on them.

I can't even begin to fathom all the crazy things that must have gone on.  College student volunteer refs being threatened.  Parents telling their kids to try to lose.  Eight year-olds being offered money to throw games.  The possibilities are endless.  I'm shocked I hadn't heard of this earlier.  It was first reported on the show back in May of 2011.  How is it not front page news?


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