..

Syracuse Point-Shaving Rumor BS: Poster Heard it in a Bar Over Drinks

Written by:
Dan Shapiro
Published on:
Feb/02/2011
Syracuse Point-Shaving Rumor BS

There was extensive discussion and tweeting about the alleged Syracuse Orange point-shaving rumor involving three players over the past 48 hours. 

The rumor turned out to be completely false.

Sites like PocketFive.com and TheRx.com apparently featured the post.

And where did the source hear about this alleged point-shaving?

In a bar!

Here is how it all went down, courtesy of Syracuse.com

An Internet rumor, started by a guy who overheard a conversation in a Syracuse bar and posted it on a gambling website, spread like a brush fire the day before Syracuse played Connecticut at the XL Center. The accusation that (Scoop) Jardine, Dion Waiters and possibly James Southerland were involved in some sort of point-shaving operation then moved to other Internet sites, where other anonymous people added layers of conspiracy to the theory.

Jardin at first found the rumor amusing, then he became concerned when the story spread like wildfire across the Net, becoming the top trending subject on Twitter at one point early Wednesday evening. 

“Just to know that people will write anything and put it out there. I laughed at it. But to be honest with you, it got to me as it kept going on. Because everybody on Twitter kept talking about it. And I didn’t know nothing about it. And it started getting to me. It was surprising.”

The poster would eventually go on to apologize for the accusation.

And there could be ramifications.  Fans accosted Jardin during Wednesday night’s game asking “Hey Scoop, what’s the spread?”

 “It’s just the power of the Internet,” Jardine said. “The thing I had behind me was my teammates. And everybody knows who knows Scoop – that’s not what I stand for. At all. I play this game for free. So for them to say things like that about me and it can get escalated like it did, it’s crazy.”

Waiters expressed some relief after hearing the apology. “It was a big relief.”  

- Dan Shapiro, Gambling911.com

Gambling News

FanDuel Group Brings FanDuel Sportsbook & Casino to Michigan

FanDuel Group Brings FanDuel Sportsbook & Casino to Michigan

FanDuel Group, in collaboration with MotorCity Casino, officiallylaunched a fully integrated, real money online gaming experience for residents and visitors to the state of Michigan Friday January 22, 2021.

Can't Bet the Cavs From Virginia

Can't Bet the Cavs From Virginia

Sports betting officially launched in the commonwealth of Virginia Thursday, courtesy of FanDuel.  You just can't bet your beloved Cavaliers there.  A number of offshore sportsbooks the likes of BetUS are still accessible from Virginia and do take bets on the Cavs, so no worries there.

Bill to Expand Sports Gambling Introduced in Washington State Legislature

Bill to Expand Sports Gambling Introduced in Washington State Legislature

A bill to expand sports gambling in Washington state beyond Indian casinos and into privately-owned card rooms has been introduced in the state Legislature for the second consecutive year.

Indiana Casino Bigwig Fights State Over Ouster Order

Indiana Casino Bigwig Fights State Over Ouster Order

A longtime heavyweight in Indiana’s gambling industry is fighting state regulators’ attempts to force him to give up his stake in a Lake Michigan casino and a $300 million new casino project in Gary.

Brian Urlacher’s Brother Pardoned by Trump: Ran Illegal Sportsbook

Brian Urlacher’s Brother Pardoned by Trump: Ran Illegal Sportsbook

The brother of Chicago Bears Hall of Fame linebacker Brian Urlacher has been pardoned of federal charges that he recruited for a multimillion-dollar illegal offshore gambling ring.

Syndicate