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While with the A’s, Wayne Nix used his pro sports contacts to build a gambling business, developing a client list that included unnamed athletes.
This could get ugly fast! HSI (Homeland Security Investigations, ICE) had a wiretap on this guy's phone for at least a few years. Meaning that they have every bet made on tape. I wonder who put down the $5 million dollar bet on the Pats v Rams Superbowl. Imagine if it was Goff or Darnold, that win would then have to be vacated. What if it a Rams assistant coach? All 4 major Pro Sports leagues must be cringing at the thought of this! It wouldn't take much to match the voices on the phone to players.
I wonder which broadcaster had to re-mortgage his house to pay them off. Of course, how did the feds find out? One guy ratted them out because he didn't want to pay them the $6 million that he owed them!!
I have long said that getting into bed with sports gambling was a slippery slope for all sports leagues, this could really crumble a lot of careers!
Of course, I highly doubt anyone in the NFL, MLB, NBA, or NHL wants this investigated, so nothing will come of this. But this Ladies and Gentlemen, is why FTW never bets on sports. He will play 3 card poker in a casino for hours, but never bet a dime on sports, or horse racing. I used to love to go to Taunton to bet on the dogs, because dogs are dogs, no jockey, nothing to influence how they run, although I did have one dog who literally stopped to take a dump in the homestrech, while leading the race, costing me a trifecta!