Monday, July 18, 2011

Scooter Pleads Guilty In Toledo

((HT: WTVG-TV Toledo))

Former University of Toledo football player Harvey "Scooter" McDougle Jr. appeared Monday in Detroit federal court and pleaded guilty to working with Gary Manni- who allegedly placed bets on Rockets football and basketball games. He says he accepted more than $5,000 in exchange for information about the Rockets in 2004-05.

He ended up pleading guilty to "conspiracy to influence sports through bribery."

McDougle is the third former Toledo athlete to plead guilty. Ex-football player Quinton Broussard returns to court for a guilty plea August 3rd.

The government doesn't allege that McDougle altered his performance to suit gamblers, but their suit says he played a key role in recruiting basketball players to consider shaving points.

Manni has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy.

Of course, he has...

Here's the initial story on the plea bargain...

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