A look at some sports-related gambling scandals


A look at some sports-related gambling scandals:

- 2006: Phoenix Coyotes assistant coach Rick Tocchet is accused of financing a nationwide gambling ring in which a half-dozen NHL players bet on professional and college sports, mostly football and basketball - but not hockey.

- 1998: Former Northwestern football player Brain Ballarini pleads guilty to gambling charges and admits he had run betting operations at Northwestern and the University of Colorado. NU basketball players Dion Lee and Dewey Williams admit they tried to fix games in 1995.

- 1997: Former Arizona State basketball players Stevin Smith and Isaac Burton Jr. pleads guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit sports bribery in a point shaving scheme that fixed four Sun Devils` games.

- 1996: Thirteen Boston College football players are suspended for betting on college and pro football and major league baseball. Two players bet against their team in a loss to Syracuse.

- 1991: Phillies center fielder Lenny Dykstra admits having lost $50,000 in illegal poker games in Indianola, Miss., in late 1989 and 1990. He is placed on one year`s probation by commissioner Fay Vincent.

- 1989: Pete Rose is placed on baseball`s permanently ineligible list for gambling on sports - he denies betting on baseball at the time. Banned from being considered for the Hall of Fame, in early 2004 he admits to betting on the Cincinnati Reds - always to win, he says - when he managed them.

- 1985: Tulane ends its basketball program in the wake of point-shaving allegations. The school resumes basketball for the 1989-90 season.

- 1981: Rick Kuhn, a former player at Boston College, and four others are found guilty of conspiring to shave points to fix basketball games in the 1978-79 season. Kuhn was later sentenced to 10 years.

- 1970: Detroit Tigers pitcher Denny McLain is suspended for three months by commissioner Bowie Kuhn for a 1967 involvement in bookmaking.

- 1963: Green Bay Packers halfback Paul Hornung and Detroit Lions defensive tackle Alex Karras are suspended indefinitely by NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle for betting on their own games. The two star players are reinstated the next year.

- 1952: Kentucky has its basketball program suspended for the 1952-53 season after a point-shaving scandal. The Wildcats had won the NCAA title in 1951.

- 1951: Several college basketball teams are caught up in point-fixing schemes. CCNY, Manhattan, Long Island and Bradley are among those involved.

- 1947: NHL commissioner Clarence S. Campbell suspended Boston`s Don Gallinger and the New York Rangers` Billy Taylor for life for gambling.

- 1947: Brooklyn Dodgers manager Leo Durocher is suspended for the entire 1947 season by commissioner Happy Chandler for consorting with gamblers.

- 1943: Phillies owner William Cox is ordered by commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis to sell the team after admitting he made ``15-20 bets of from $25 to $100 per game`` early in the season.

- 1921: Shoeless Joe Jackson and seven other members of the 1919 Chicago White Sox are given lifetime suspensions by commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis for conspiring to fix the World Series in the Black Sox scandal.

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