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UTEP dismisses three NCAAB players for sports betting

Three basketball players from the University of Texas-El Paso have been kicked off the team for betting on sports, the school announced Tuesday.

Head coach Tim Floyd suspended two players - leading scorer McKenzie Moore and Jalen Ragland - back on Dec. 28, with the third player, Justin Crosgile, implicated Monday. All three players received an automatic one-year suspension and will also lose a year of eligibility, effectively ending the players their NCAA basketball careers.

Floyd does not suspect any point shaving from his former players.

Per a USA Today report:



UTEP officials said they were informed last month that Moore and Ragland may have gambled on sporting events. Ricardo Adauto, the school's executive vice president of legal affairs, said the school reported the information to the local FBI office.

Moore, a junior, was scoring 13.1 points and 4.5 rebounds per game for the 10-5 (7-2 ATS) Miners. Ragland averaged 3.7 points, and Crosgile averaged 5.4 points.

The Miners next play on Thursday were the host Charlotte.

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Posted by hollanderspot
6 months ago

Yes, there are fixed, even happens in big leagues but the general public will never get that kind of information to bet on. Those who claim to have those info, trying to sell those info are scammers trying make money off gullible idiots. If you want real fix info, become a ref or a player and fix the game yourself or try bribing them. If you succeed you will never sell that info, you will keep it a secret and try to bet as long as it lasts. Now when some scammer offers to sell you such info, all the bells should ring in your head and you shouldn't even consider paying him. If you do pay, you are a retard. If you are desperate for some help or picks, then use reliable sports services like "Bettingresource" or just make your own picks by doing research and using good handicapping tools.
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Posted by JohnnyJet0023
6 months ago

Easy fix. Take sports gaming out of the black market and make it legal. You think a UNLV player can walk into Ceasars and bet against his team without anyone picking up on it?? You think sports books would take action from referees if they knew who they were? The black market clouds and disguises what could be much easier to see if transparent and legal.
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Posted by cjm2008
6 months ago

That is why UTEP stands for "U Take Em Points". Doesn't surprise me with Tim Floyd at the helm.
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Posted by GIant864
6 months ago

Another dark cloud hovers over Tim Floyd
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Posted by psuships
6 months ago

I think many players and even more officials derive much dangerous pleasure from betting on games they play in or officiate. I think NBA refs are pretty well policed, but there are so many (1000's) college refs that it would be impossible for the always incompetent NCAA to make sure they are clean. And with the exponential growth of sports betting since the internet sportsbooks have come about over the last 15 years, betting by college officials has also risen exponentially. Some day soon, someone will talk (usually a scorned lover) and blow the lid off what has to be an ever expanding pool of NCAA refs who bet the games they ref. There is too much money to be made and NCAA refs make peanuts. And greed is also an ever expanding phenomenon in general in modern society. Everyone wants to be part of the 1% club!!!
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Posted by mrsc328
6 months ago

Maybe if they paid college athletes this would be minimized?
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Posted by Philly215
6 months ago

I suspect many players of this
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Posted by games1
6 months ago

like no other programs have players that do this...bunch of bs
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Posted by psuships
6 months ago

"I think many players and even more officials derive much dangerous pleasure from betting on games they play in or officiate. I think NBA refs are pretty well policed, but there are so many (1000's) college refs that it would be impossible for the alw..."