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NCAA ‘extremely concerned’ about Hawaii point-shaving allegations

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Last night, a report surfaced from KITV that the University of Hawaii was the subject of a point-shaving inquiry by Honolulu police after they received an anonymous letter of allegations earlier this month. Just a short time later, however, the Honolulu PD released a statement that they did not have enough evidence to  begin a criminal investigation.

Nevertheless, the NCAA released a statement today letting us all know just how concerned they really were about the allegations:

We are extremely concerned by the point-shaving allegations involving University of Hawaii football student-athletes and have been in contact with the school since early November. We take any allegation of point shaving very seriously as it is a crime that threatens two core NCAA principles – the well-being of student-athletes and the very integrity of intercollegiate sport.

The threat of sports wagering is real and no campus is immune. For this reason, the NCAA and its members conduct forward-leaning national and targeted educational outreach, as well as strong enforcement efforts for all divisions and sports. In addition, the NCAA is regularly in contact with local, state and federal law enforcement and Nevada gaming officials to identify and rout out sports wagering and point shaving wherever it may occur.

 Glad we got that settled.
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5 Responses to “NCAA ‘extremely concerned’ about Hawaii point-shaving allegations”
  1. goblue714 says: Nov 24, 2011 8:14 AM

    Shocking, next thing your gonna tell me-that student athletes use steroids.

  2. tg1896 says: Nov 24, 2011 9:06 AM

    Whew! What a relief. For a minute there I thought that a university issue would have to be handled by………oh, i don’t know….the police? The university? The community? Now we’ll see some real action. I wonder how many wins from the 1998 season will be vacated?

  3. austintexasbroker says: Nov 24, 2011 11:18 AM

    These kids are just trying to say in their own way that $2000 just isn’t enough.
    Besides, in looking at the lines vs. the results, the kids could have done a better job.

  4. brutusbuckeye2011 says: Nov 24, 2011 12:23 PM

    An anonymous letter that doesn’t name the alleged players is not much evidence of a point shaving scandal. Let’s hope it’s not true. Football does not need another scandal.

  5. thekatman says: Nov 24, 2011 12:43 PM

    The scandal is that the NCAA is still considered the judge, jury and executioner.

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