Came across this point shaving accusation on TMZ.
Googled and found this.
Could he be so dumb as to do this?
He's done some really stupid stuff but this?
Throw away a multi-million dollar career for this?
Maybe Winston merely provided him with some info or an opinion. "These guys are going to play us real tough at first, but we'll wear them down. You'll see." Or maybe nothing at all happened and they are just friends
Makes sense to me. Unfortunately people have done the stupidest things.Quote: rdw4potus
It'd take a pretty spectacular amount of skill to sandbag 14 points against a ranked opponent and know you could come back to win. Plus, it'd be risking literally millions of dollars in order to earn a split of $5,000. Winston is neither that skilled nor that stupid...is he?
I also agree that it's a Grand Canyon-size jump from the events listed to "Winston was point shaving".
Here's what the NCAA Bylaws say on this matter:
Quote: NCAA Bylaw 10.3.2
(a) A student-athlete who engages in activities designed to influence the outcome of an intercollegiate contest or in an effort to affect win-loss margins ("point shaving") or who participates in any sports wagering activity involving the student-athleteís institution shall permanently lose all remaining regular-season and postseason eligibility in all sports.
(b) A student-athlete who participates in any sports wagering activity through the Internet, a bookmaker or a parlay card shall be ineligible for all regular-season and postseason competition for a minimum period of one year from the date of the institutionís determination that a violation occurred and shall be charged with the loss of a minimum of one season of eligibility. If the student-athlete is determined to have been involved in a later violation of any portion of Bylaw 10.3, the student-athlete shall permanently lose all remaining regular-season and postseason eligibility in all sports.
Note that the penalty applies to any college athlete that bets on any competition in a sport where there is an NCAA Championship, so any bets on NFL, NBA, MLB, or NHL games, as well as college football and basketball, are subject to the one-year suspension.
If you ask me, the only school that needs to be worried is UAB. Then again, UAB football has enough problems as it is.
Some of these things Winston has been accused of may not have happened...and he is innocent until proven guilty of anything he is accused of...but there is a lot of smoke right now; I just wonder whether they'll find a fire or not????
The only thing that really seems outrageous to me, should it be true, is the sexual assault allegations. Given that he is an excellent student and considered a good leader by teammates, I think he'll turn out pretty well.
I'm kind of skeptical about this talk of him falling in the draft. It's media acting out a morality play. However, if he does, I think whatever team gets him late will be grateful for years to come.