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Lifetime bans and careers in tatters — recent sports betting scandals show fringe players are vulnerable | CBC News

Lifetime bans and careers in tatters — recent sports betting scandals show fringe players are vulnerable | CBC News

Jontay Porter appeared to be in deep. According to allegations in a recently unsealed indictment against a New York man charged with federal wire fraud in the betting scandal that led to Porter’s banishment from the NBA, the former Toronto Raptor “had amassed a significant gambling debt” and owed gamblers thousands of dollars.  In an attempt to...

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Iowa agents hoped to change betting laws with college gambling investigation, emails show

Iowa agents hoped to change betting laws with college gambling investigation, emails show

State investigators used a probe into betting among Iowa college athletes to advance their ambitions for a unit policing sports wagering, attorneys for the players alleged Thursday. In a statement, lawyers Matt Boles and Van Plumb released excerpts from a series of internal Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation emails that revealed agents’ hopes that politicians...