Guard, group received big money in USD point-shaving scandal

Remember the University of San Diego point-shaving story that broke back in 2011?

A recent article by Rob Dauster at NBCSports.com reveals Torero's guard Brandon Johnson, who was the main culprit in the scandal, and the group behind the point-shaving scandal, were paid quite well for their part in the game-fixing.

Johnson, who is the school's leader in points and assists, would receive as much as $10,000 per game for his role in the wrongdoing. With the help of the Torero's star player, the group behind the point-shaving took home more than $120,000.00.

An excerpt from the article via the FBI report:



For participating in the incident, Johnson received a sentence of six months in federal prison back in March and will begin the sentence May 31.

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Posted by winnerwinner99
1 year ago

the group made 120k...that just shows how amateur they were...i wouldve made millions with that info
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Posted by crutch
1 year ago

you guys are missin it. Forget the kicker he's too visible. Go find the holder.
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Posted by nc1capper
1 year ago

What a tool
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Posted by Getty3
1 year ago

I still don't understand how legal betting on amateur athletics is allowable. If and when sports gambling becomes legalized throughout the USA, it needs to be on professionally paid sports only.
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Posted by bearfan21
1 year ago

Thats funny ... a kicker point-shaving games??? What are you gonna do put 10k on the other team then pray to god the kicker effects the outcome of the game?
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Posted by JamesR450
1 year ago

It's basketball ;)
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Posted by canuck10
1 year ago

In game wagering. If you are a kicker and someone tells you that if your team is winning comfortably and you are kicking a 23-yard FG, I'll pay $5K to miss it, wouldn't you?
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Posted by realdeal284
1 year ago

Wow. Just wow!!
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Posted by mylife23
1 year ago

six months haha....does he get to keep the money cuz if so im sure he thinks it's not so bad then
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Posted by braves5795
1 year ago

all the more reason to pay student athletes, students my behind. for the most part
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Posted by canuck10
1 year ago

Wouldn't be surprised in the least bit to find out about college kickers shaving points by missing field goals. Less than 1% will go on to play in the NFL and they often have control over the outcome (or at the very least, the spread and totals). With in-game wagering, some of these guys could miss short field goals for a handsome pay-day if they were approached by the right people.
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Posted by habs420
1 year ago

You make a strong case. I would do it.
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Posted by ibetbig2
1 year ago

i totally agree about the kickers. They have a different mindset, they don't even feel like part of the team. from my own experience, in high school, our kicker did not even show up to game because he did not care, and it was a HUGE game. We lost by 3...
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Posted by thx4thecookies
1 year ago

Got to lo love a point shaver
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