I think even Captain Renault would have a reaction to this story.
… But the exchange of money in the stands was the small stuff, OTL found — sometimes the games had tens of thousands of dollars bet on them, and players were often paid for making big plays.
Former players and coaches say the gambling and paying of players and their parents has gone on for years, yet some league and law enforcement officials told ESPN they were not aware of the extent of the problems until “Outside the Lines” conducted interviews and showed the officials its undercover video. One man seen on video exchanging money in a group at the league’s super bowl is a longtime coach in the league and city recreation leader.
Man, what a cesspool.
Two things: first, this is how entitlement attitudes are born. Second, recruiting South Florida’s got to feel like stepping through a mine field sometimes.