San Diego All-Time Leader in Points Brandon Johnson Charged With Point Shaving

Written by:
Tyrone Black
Published on:
Apr/11/2011
Brandon Johnson Point Shaving

Former University of San Diego star Brandon Johnson was charged with running a sports betting business and attempting to fix the outcome of games.  The school’s all-time scoring leader was charged along with another player, Brandon Dowdy,and assistant coach, Thaddeus Brown.  Seven others were charged in connection with the case.  Authorities would not elaborate on how the scheme worked.  The indictment was unsealed on Monday. 

"These are very serious allegations and the university is fully cooperating with the investigation," USD President Mary Lyons said.

From ESPN.com:

The indictment alleges that Johnson, 24, took a bribe to influence a USD game in February 2010 and solicited someone else this January to affect the outcome of USD basketball games while playing for the Dakota Wizards, a development team for the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies. Johnson, a guard for the Toreros from 2005 to 2010, finished with 1,790 points and 525 assists.

The indictment, handed up Friday by a federal grand jury in San Diego and unsealed Monday, alleges that Brown, 32, of El Cajon, and Dowdy, 22, of San Diego, solicited someone to affect the outcome of a game at the University of California, Riverside in February.

Johnson played for San Diego when his team stunned the recent NCAA Champion UConn Huskies during the first round of the 2008 NCAA Tournament. 

- Tyrone Black, Gambling911.com

 

As always, you can Follow us on Twitter for all the latest breaking gambling news. (around the clock gambling news)

Sports News

Latest French Open Betting Odds

Gambling911.com has all your latest odds on current and upcoming Tennis matchups here.  This is your one stop spot to bet on Tennis online. 

Toronto Raptors Point Guard Kyle Lowry Defends Teammates Late Night Gambling

Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry is defending two of his teammates who have come under fire for spending a late night at a casino ahead of an embarrassing loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday.

Bet on Hockey: Today's Latest Lines

Gambling911.com now has a central location for you to bet on hockey.  Bookmark this page for all the latest lines daily.

Bet the 2016 French Open Online: Odds to Reach Final, Stage of Elimination, More

Our good friends at BetPhoenix were offering a large number of bet options online for the 2016 French Open.

PremierPerHead.com Gets Local Bookies Ready for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil

Every independent sports bookmaker realizes just how important it is to capitalize on every possible betting opportunity.

Syndicate