gordonm888
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October 23rd, 2019 at 11:15:06 AM permalink
Clete Blakeman's crew officiated the recent Packers-Lion game in which a series of terrible calls in the last few minutes had a decisive role in Packers winning by one point.. Reportedly, MGM reports that their sportsbook took a $185,000 bet on Packers moneyline vs Lions to win $100K.

Twitter rumor: The same gambler has bet large amounts at other books in 3 games that Clete Blakeman's crew has officiated. Maybe its just a coincidence.

I cannot personally verify any of this., and even if it's true it doesn't necessarily mean that Clete Blakeman is crooked. However, it is suspicious. And:

In 2013, an internet site posted "Clete Blakeman picked up an obvious pass interference flag on Panther's linebacker Luke Kuechly, offered no explanation for doing so and ran into the locker room, allowing Carolina to cover the spread. . . . . Blakeman is a crooked ref. He's not the only one; just the most obvious."

I think reasonable people can disagree on this one. Some people will roll their eyes and want "PROOF." Other people are distrustful and will stay away from wagering on games that Blakeman's crew is officiating. Comments?
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October 23rd, 2019 at 11:21:19 AM permalink
Anyone have Blakemans phone number?
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odiousgambit
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October 23rd, 2019 at 12:24:24 PM permalink
No opinion, but wanted to share his picture. He's familiar to anyone who watches the NFL



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October 23rd, 2019 at 1:21:27 PM permalink
Twitter rumors from unverified accounts are thread worthy?

Um yea.... seems legit. Great lead here.....
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October 23rd, 2019 at 1:41:01 PM permalink
Where there is big money involved, Anything is Possible!
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October 23rd, 2019 at 1:44:25 PM permalink
Oh yea, for those of you who believe that it is not possible and that it doesn't go on, just Google Tim Donaghey.
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October 23rd, 2019 at 3:44:36 PM permalink
Any link to a source about the wager at MGM?

It all seems to obvious. Massive bets at a few books rather than spreading it out. A string of glaring calls at the end, rather than some more subtle ones throughout the game... They say you could call holding every play.

But then again, look at Mike Postle.
gordonm888
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October 23rd, 2019 at 5:16:04 PM permalink
Here is a link: Clete Blakeman

Also, the Twitter thread with over 1,000 comments already: Twitter thread

For people who scoff at Twitter, it is how people communicate now. The tweets are apparently originating from a Vegas Insider account, who quotes a source named Jeff Stoneback at the MGM sportsbook,.
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standbymyman
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October 24th, 2019 at 9:03:38 AM permalink
No he's not.
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October 24th, 2019 at 1:55:48 PM permalink
This one is not a zero % chance of being true. When humans are involved and money is involved sometimes greed overrides common sense. I do believe the chances of the ref being owned by someone is less than 1%. As someone has mentioned, there is a Donaghy example.
The Lions Packers game did look suspicious.

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