University of Hawaii football faces point shaving inquiry

11/22/11 in NCAAF   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

Disturbing news out of the Aloha State. Earlier this month the admissions department of the University of Hawaii received an anonymous letter that indicated that point shaving could be going on at the school. University officials immediately informed the police and the NCAA, according to the report from the Hawaii Star-Advertiser. 

In a statement, HPD said it first was contacted by UH officals about the allegations of point-shaving in early November.
"UH officials gave a copy of an anonymous letter to the HPD," according to spokeswoman Michelle Yu. "At this time, there is not enough information to open a criminal investigation."
Greenwood said that on Nov. 3 the UH Manoa Office of Admissions received an anonymous letter alleging point shaving by unnamed players of the Warrior football team. She said UH officials immediately notified HPD and the NCAA of the allegations.

The Honolulu Police Department said, however, that there is not enough evidence to open a criminal investigation at this time. Point shaving, or manipulating the outcome of a game by performance on the field, is a felony

For the record, Hawaii is 1-6 against the spread when favored this season. The Warriors' overall record is 5-6. 

Earlier this year four former Toledo football players pled guilty to point shaving between 2003-2006.
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