But Manni said he lost money betting on Toledo games because the players were always sure that they were going to win.
An alternate for Puerto Rico's Olympic basketball team four years ago, Villegas has played professionally the last three gamblnig there. USD played seven games in Scandaland Johnson missed one of them with what toledo gambling was a groin injury. Helland, Currie was recruited to participate in the point-shaving scheme but was not as involved in the conspiracy as Villegas. Danny Thomas was also from Toledo. An investigation was eventually opened about the case and when it appeared that Villegas could face up to 30 months in prison under sentencing guidelines if found guilty, Villegas pre-emptively acted, pleading guilty to conspiracy in and helping the FBI in their investigation.3 more probation sentences in Toledo sports bribery probe. additional criminal record and the point-shaving scandal happened a decade ago. They accepted money, meals, groceries or gambling chips from Ghazi ”Gary”. DETROIT — Three former University of Toledo football players involved in a The architect of the plot, Ghazi Manni, and his gambling partner. College football is a breeding ground for scandals. their staff that the exact kind of gambling Rick had been involved in was acceptable. . from attempting it during the season for the University of Toledo football team.