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Toledo Football Player Faces Federal Point-Shaving Charges

DETROIT (AP) - Federal authorities yesterday charged a
University of Toledo football player with recruiting fellow
athletes to shave points and fix games on behalf of a Michigan
gambler.

Authorities accuse Harvey "Scooter" McDougle Junior of
recruiting Toledo football and basketball players to participate in
the scheme orchestrated by a Michigan man identified only as
"Gary."

According to a federal complaint, "Gary" allegedly invited the
athletes to gamble and dine at Greektown Casino in Detroit. One
player was offered 10-thousand dollars to sit out a football game,
while others received cash, groceries and other gifts.

McDougle is a senior from East Cleveland, Ohio. F-B-I
investigators say he received a car, telephone and other items of
value from "Gary," but McDougle insisted he never changed the way
he played to affect the outcome of games.

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